Alden MTO Forum Group Buy

Discussion in 'Preorders, Group Made-to-order, trunk shows, and o' started by kgmessier, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior member

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    Has anyone been contacted by Leffot? I'm in on the pre-order as well and haven't been contacted yet by Leffot. Kathy really got the ball moving on the Whiskey Indy, and i was hoping for the same from Leffot.

    BTW Porter those Whiskey PTBs are fantastic and they are my size, if I didn't already own a pair of them I'd purchase 'em. GLWTS.
     
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  2. rkusmant

    rkusmant Senior member

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    So did anyone get email from Kathy? Or she'll email us when she has the boots? Sorry for extra questions, this is my first time participating in Alden order.
     


  3. PorterInjax

    PorterInjax Senior member

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    If I remember correctly, Keith stated a few pages back that Leffot does things differently than Alden D.C.
    Steven (Leffot) will get a confirmation from Alden in a few months. At that time, he will contact those on the pre-order list for a deposit. Then it will additional time before the boots are actually made and shipped out.
     


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    guyz, i hate to be that guy but we should get this in whiskey on the plaza/grant last. quote name="Morgan" url="/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread-supported-by-leather-soul/16365#post_4850461"]Apparently Leffot is also getting some suede captoe boots in this fall. Last year, I picked up a pair of rust suede captoes on the Modified last as seconds from ShoeMart. I couldn't determine the flaw, but I have added a few of my own since then.
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    guyz, i hate to be that guy but we should get this in whiskey on the plaza/grant last.
     


  5. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior member

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    I have received two emails from Kathy so far…one confirming my order, and the other confirming machine stitching only on the Indy. I'm asuming that everyone who's in on the Whiskey Indy MTO has received these emails.
     


  6. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior member

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    Thanks Porter…I guess I'm getting antsy after seeing those great looking RMCPs from Leffot.
     
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  7. rkusmant

    rkusmant Senior member

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    I haven't got any email from Kathy, so should I just call her up? Or what do you suggest Keith, since you are the one organizing. I certainly don't want to be left out on the confirmation. haven't got any email from Kathy, so should I just call her up? Or what do you suggest Keith, since you are the one organizing. I certainly don't want to be left out on the confirmation.
     


  8. harrythedog

    harrythedog Well-Known Member

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    i got one email from kathy, stating hand stitching only, and if i was no longer interested to let her know. if she didn;t hear from me, she would assume i;m ok with that
     


  9. CHRK33

    CHRK33 Senior member

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    All, the Whiskey shortwing boot MTO order that I was trying to put together seems to be working out and we are going to place the order with a friendly retailer this weekend, so if you have any interest, please let me know by Saturday October 8th, so you can be included in the preorder.

    The specs are as follows:

    Whiskey Shell
    Plaza Last
    Full Eyelets (matching)
    Antique Edge Trim
    Closed Heel/Flat Welt
    Commando Sole

    If you are seriously interested, please pass along your email address and shoe size on the Plaza last to me via PM, so I can send it along to the retailer. He will contact you directly for the 50% deposit that will be required and then the order can be placed. The retailer anticipates the boots being ready in 6 - 12 months, but obviously we are the whim of Alden -- wait will be worthwhile, however, in my opinion.

    Pretty excited -- I think it's going to be a pretty badass and unique boot. Haven't seen anything similar out on the marketplace.
     


  10. Islander

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    How does our ravello captoe MTO compare to the Alden x Leffot Day Tripper boot? Seems pretty similar.
     


  11. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Senior member

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    What's the reasoning behind the choice of the flat welt? By full eyelets (matching) do you mean blind eyelets (no metal eyelets)?
     


  12. ToledoStyle

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    Called the Alden Shop for those of you that were very confused on the Plaza last like I was. They said its very hard with the Plaza last to know what kind of sizing to expect. Said some styles run slim and others normal width. He somewhat suggested since I explained I'm a 11 1/2 in the Trubalance from Indy 405 that my problem is width and a 11 1/2 E in the plaza could be okay since the length in a 12D might be too long. Hope this helps since a lot of us were confused on this sizing issue.
     


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    No explicit rationale behind the choice of a flat welt. Just was the suggested preference of a majority of people. What you are referring to is blind eyelets. Matching eyelets will be painted/antiqued to match the whiskey shell.
     


  14. Odd I/O

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    PM'ed
     


  15. edmond_evo6

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    May i know any update new?the retailer have not contect me .
     


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