The Longwing Blucher is not exclusive to Alden, in fact it’s been in production in the US and UK for many years. It is however a very American style and is often referred to around Northampton as the American wingtip. Which is to say this shoe has All American staying power.
Alden of New England has perfected the use of shell cordovan in making the LWB. One of the ways they do that is by using cordovan tanned only by Horween Leather Company in Chicago Illinois. It is with this cordovan that we designed our two new LWB made expressly for Leffot.
Color 8 and Black shell cordovan is the backbone of any shoe collection and yet some men are without either. If you are a lover of cordovan and longwings these shoes are designed for you.
Barrie Last, Black Shell Cordovan, Red Lining, Double Leather Soles
Barrie Last, Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Double Waterlock Soles, Antique Edge
Fall is in the air and wing tips are on my mind, apparently I’m not alone. There’s been a sudden spike in the number of clients looking for classic full brogues with double soles. I wear a couple of these models; I find them to be both versatile and classic. Here’s the line up.
Church’s Grafton Sandalwood Polished Binder, 173 Last
Church’s Grafton R Brown Nevada Calf, Dainite Soles, 173 Last
Alden Longwing Color 8 Shell Cordovan, Barrie Last
Church’s Grafton Black Polished Binder, 173 Last
FYI: We are considering a longwing make up for spring 2010. Tan suede, Barrie last on single flex welt soles with natural edges. Feedback welcome…
In honor of Mad Men season three we present “The Classic”. Alden’s longwing in color 8 shell cordovan. The perfect wingtip, enough said…
Alden longwing color 8 shell cordovan on the Barrie last with double leather soles