At some point in your footwear journey you will come across cordovan (AKA crup) as a possible material you may consider for shoes. Since it’s noticeably more expensive than calf (for Alden shoes think $670 rather than the usual $500 or… Continue Reading
Just what is the ‘High Low’ approach? A very good question indeed. The ‘High Low’ is a way of dressing that shows you can mix more expensive items like Zegna and Alden for example with something that is downright reasonable… Continue Reading
The Alden longwing, especially in cordovan gets a lot of attention. For me however, the irresistible casualness of suede combined with the brogue detailing makes this a
Made on the Barrie last (size down 1/2 size) with flexible double waterlock soles, the Leffot x Alden snuff suede lonwing has us looking forward to autumn. Continue Reading
Just as dark brown suede chukkas are perfect for fall, warmer weather is an indicator that the shade of suede should become lighter. One of the most obvious example are suded bucks in tan and if you dare white. However, an alternate choice to consider are suede brogues in colours that evoke the season. Even though brougues may not be the first thing that comes to mind when we think of summer, give them a chance you may like the idea more than you think. Continue Reading
Owing its moniker to the Indiana Jones franchise, the 405 Alden work boot which predates the films, is now mostly referred to as the “Indy Boot”. It was designed for long days on your feet and while providing comfort, support,… Continue Reading
As the various collections start to trickle in for Autumn/Winter, I thought it was about time to start showcasing a little of what has come out so far starting with footwear.
Epaulet has teamed up with Alden to create the “Brixton Boot” offered in Cigar Shell Cordovan, Natural Chromexcel and colour #8 all of which have the leather sourced from Horween in Chicago. My own personal leaning is towards
With anticipation growing over Baz Luhrmann’s interpretation of “The Great Gatsby”, scheduled for a December 2012 release, Leffot has brought to market the aptly titled “Gatsby” long wing blucher at an opportune moment .
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.… Continue Reading