Originally Posted by mdubs
Sorry about your experience with Leffot. They said they couldn't post the order on their site due to Alden's policy. They had a list running for both of them prior to the confirmation. I find going to stores to be helpful.
I hate this new Alden policy. It kind of takes away from the competitive advantage of Leffot et al. These stores used to be great sources of leads, and more inspiration for ideas for me since I am not nearly as Alden acquisitive as most of this thread's subscribers and contributors. It's a dark day for Alden aficionados if sites like Leffot are unable to post about rare shell wares prior to selling, or at all, via websites, Instagram, blogs, etc.
What are you guys expecting for the color(s) of these upcoming Ravello boot batches from DC, SF, and Leffot? Perfect light caramely, lighter, too dark, like recent cigar batches have been? I am not totally out of the Alden game, and reserve a couple pre-orders here and there (on which I often pass). But to be completely honest, I have too many shoes, and piling on Alden rare shell colors that do not complement formal business attire seems more than a little silly at this point for me; thus, I refuse to collect any shell that does not see real wear for years.
Alright, those are my two cents! More photos, please!Edited by smoothie1 - 8/2/14 at 10:55am