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Originally Posted by razl View Post

Leffot was carrying this City Moc in Chromexcel last year but I missed my size and, as of now, they don't plan on restocking. I'm wondering, has anyone seen it pop up anywhere else? It still strikes me as the perfect casual shoe.


I agree - awesome looking casual shoe!

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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post

Crazy demand for these tankers. I remember purchasing mine in 2012 and my size was available weeks after the initial e-mail, it was also much cheaper!

Great boot though, probably the first shoe I reach for.

... and why Alden continues to raise its prices. nod[1].gif
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Finally scored my new 403's. Fit like a glove
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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post


I feel the same way doc.
I decided to pre-order because I like the way they look when members share their photos.

This is a win - win. win if you get a great makeup, win if you pass and save some money because you already have your other boots.

I have felt for a while that the nst is a major lacuna in the collection. I too have loved members' photos. It is a win indeed. I just called Leffot and sweet talked my way into a 3rd 8.5d slot; was told that they gave me some special consideration because I've ordered a number of boots in the past from them. (Guys please don't spam them with requests for extra slots; I'm afraid they'll get pissed at us crazy forum guys)

 

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Originally Posted by Vicious49 View Post
 

 

I wasn't one of the ones who snagged them from you. I think I'm pretty well set for a while unless I see a great deal or a makeup that I just can't resist. Got the #8 975's earlier this week and have a pair of LWBs on preorder from Leffot and a pair of chukkas on preorder from ShoeMart. With buying a new house later this year, I shouldn't be buying anything but I already have them on preorder so . . . 

Best of luck on the house buying and money saving front. My wife and I bought a new home last May right in the midst of my Alden buying fever. We would have done extra construction if the money didn't go to the lwb collection.

 

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Originally Posted by iDoc View Post

Does Alden SF have a full size run of these Whiskey LHS?

I think so. I honestly had forgotten that I was on their list. When I asked if the lhs's could be from the mismatched bunch I bought last year, he said it was "a new batch."

 

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Originally Posted by Don L View Post
 

Wow, those Tankers sold out quick.  

 

Whiskey LHS today.  Yours look great Doc 

 

 

 

Thank you Don. I'm excited to be in the company of a sartorial genius such as you. Nice combo!

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Originally Posted by MrDV View Post



Exactly what I was referring to. That's an awesome picture, I want some of that. My #8 plaza boots w black edge are great but feel dressier than the tankers.

 

This was my very rationale for getting on the preorder. My wife, of course, will ask why I have 2 pairs of identical boots.

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post


Not completely ridiculous. Not even kind of ridiculous. biggrin.gif

You are my favorite enabler 7!

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Checked my email today saw the leffot preorder 8ds must of been insta koped.
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Docalden - just post when you don't buy a model. : )
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Congrats on making this one, Doc! The wait begins. nod[1].gif
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Pick one of these Indy Boots for denim and chinos:

403
Jcrew snuff on crepe
Needsupply Union Hill Tan suede Indy on Commando.

No snow here but light rain sometimes,comfort is very important.

Thanks.
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Originally Posted by Bbombers85 View Post

Alden x. Leffot #8 Tanker pre-order up:

http://leffot.com/shop/index.php/pre-orders/40349hc-pre-order.html

If anyone missed size 11 D, PM me.
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Pursuant to a point I made two wks ago, that Leffot tanker pre-order should arrive just in time for summer, precisely when we most need a pair of dark, commando-soled shell boots.
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At what price point do people start saying "enough is enough"?

Clearly demand is still super high at $755 US for a shell boot. I wonder how quick they would go at $1k?

As the price creeps up other options start becoming way more attractive (I understand the "Made in America" angle might have a role to play) but there has got to be a price ceiling before we move into Vass, G&G and EG $ ranges!
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I called Alden SF about the whiskey LHS. No E widths available...

With recent acquisitions and some preorders coming, I need to sell shoes in order to maintain my goal of limited shoes... But it is harder and harder to let go of models nowadays. I still may yet add a few stock, J Gilbert and AoC orders...

A question for those that own color 8 NST - do you wear them with suits? I want a blucher that can do double duty with with suits occasionally. The captoe bluchers would fit the bill, but I like the NST more. I occasionally wear 990 with suits, though, so that may be all I need...
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Originally Posted by sazon View Post

10D gone already. I am angry. censored.gif
Come on.
this baldy[1].gifcensored.gifffffuuuu.gif
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Originally Posted by TO Tie Guy View Post

At what price point do people start saying "enough is enough"?

Clearly demand is still super high at $755 US for a shell boot. I wonder how quick they would go at $1k?

As the price creeps up other options start becoming way more attractive (I understand the "Made in America" angle might have a role to play) but there has got to be a price ceiling before we move into Vass, G&G and EG $ ranges!

Vass, G&G and EG aren't making many shoes out of chromexcel and cordovan, which is where Alden is really making its premium. EG cordovan costs $1,600 last time I checked.

Viberg sells $1,000 shell boots (though a smaller number of them)
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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post

Vass, G&G and EG aren't making many shoes out of chromexcel and cordovan, which is where Alden is really making its premium. EG cordovan costs $1,600 last time I checked.

Right, let's take Carmina as an alternative then. They make shell shoes, they have an MTO program, their shoes are now priced competitively with Alden. I haven't bought a Carmina shoe yet but I am now taking a serious look at them, especially since the rarer colours of shell are now very difficult to find.
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