We received a new delivery of our Greenwich Boot by Alden. If you missed them the first time you might want to check them out this time. The boots are made by Alden to our exact specifications and we thought you might like to know the level of detail that goes into creating a new model with Alden.
To begin with we chose the last, in this case the Barrie last arguably the most comfortable and best fitting of all Alden lasts. The uppers are Horween Chamois* a fat liquored, mill dyed leather, that is incredibly soft and supple. Next we removed the speed hooks and went with agatine eyelets all the way up for a simple unified look.
We built these boots on Flex Welt soles, which are oil soaked for flexibility but also have a high degree of water resistance and often referred to as double water-lock soles. We then requested a mid tan pre-stitch reverse welt** to give it some muscle, and had the welt continue around the back of the heel rather than stop at the breast ***. The last step was the laces and for that we chose flat waxed.
And there you have it. That and a great shoe company to work with and you got yourself a real beauty, a boot the New York Times called “strapping” and made “Exclusively for Leffot, a stylish downtown men’s shoe store”.
Greenwich Boot Barrie Last, Navy Chamois, Flex Welt Soles – Sold Out
*oiled nubuc leather
***a term that refers to the front edge of the heel
I recently took stock of my personal shoe collection and came to the startling realization I am obsessed with WINGTIPS! I have no less than 8 pairs in some form or another, and more to come I’m quite sure. Here they are in no particular order.
Alden Longwing Barrie Last Color 8 Shell Cordovan
Edward Green Falkirk 202 Last Burnt Pine & Almond Country Calf
Gaziano & Girling Mitchell TG73 Last Vintage Maple
Alden Greenwich Boot Barrie Last Navy Oiled Nebuc
Church’s Grafton 173 Last Sandalwood Polished Binder
Gaziano & Girling Astaire DG70 Last Brown Pin Grain & Brown Suede
Alden Longwing Barrie Last Tan Suede
Church’s Sidford 103 Last Black & White Calf
Introducing our new “Greenwich” boot built by Alden exclusively for Leffot. Our inspiration was found in the spirit of Greenwich Village’s hipsters and Bohemians both fun and sophisticated. These boots can be worn equally well with a smartly styled suit or a pair of trashed jeans the boots themselves are “the statement”.
Built on Alden’s Barrie last they are incredibly comfortable and roomy. The uppers are navy oiled nubuc trimmed with black piping, nine black agatine eyelets and flat black-waxed laces. The soles feature Alden’s double water-lock oil soaked leather, which is flexible and waterproof. We chose a 360º pre-stitched reverse welt and mid brown sole and heel edges which is an extremely handsome contrast with navy.
We really love these boots, we’re quite sure they’re destined to be a Leffot staple.
A big THANK YOU to the NY Times Style Magazine “The Moment” for featuring our exclusive Greenwich boot.
Greenwich Boot on Barrie Last in Navy Oiled Nubuc
Double Leather Water-lock Soles with Mid Brown Edges, 360 Pre-stitched Reverse Welt