Author: Mike

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Alden Ravello Atoms

The Atom Blucher is a really interesting pattern that is highly under utilized. The best way to describe the Atom pattern is to say that it is a hybrid between the traditional short wing...

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2021: The Year of Hope

I dubbed 2020 as the Unforgettable, Forgettable Year. It was a world that we had never seen, with the global pandemic and several incidents highlighting racial injustice in our nation leading to widespread protests....

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Alden White Calfskin Boat Shoe

Over the past few years, I have really come to appreciate the comfort, simplicity, and styling of the classic American boat shoe. To that extent, I have custom ordered a decent number of special...

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Alden Color #4 Jumper Boot

This past year has been a truly remarkable year in the Alden-verse. As I stated when I first got the David Wood’s Perforated Tip Cap Toe Boot, I never thought that we would be...

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Alden Black and #8 Shell Saddles

The Saddle Shoe is truly an American classic. When I think of Saddles, I think of the old school Ivy League Schools and men wearing Polo Shirts. I also think of Saddle Shoes as...

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Alden Polo Suede Wingtips

It is not every day that you see a new shade of Suede coming from Alden. They love to have a clear, consistent offering. So, I was excited when I went to Seattle, to...

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Alden Whiskey Wingtip Boot

These Whiskey Wingtip Boots have been a long time coming. I missed out on the spectacular original batch made in 2014, but as my mom used to tell me, “good things come to those...

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Alden Whiskey Plain Toe Boot

You may or may not notice, but I actually do not have a ton of Plain Toe Boots. I have not always been the largest fan of Plain Toe Boots in general because of...

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Alden Ravello Tanker Boot

For those not familiar with the terminology, the Tanker is Alden’s Norwegian Split Toe Boot made around one of their “chunkier” lasts including the Trubalance, Barrie and the 379x Last. The original Tanker Boot...

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Alden Color #4 Indy

There is impossible and then there is an Alden Color #4 Shell Cordovan Indy Boot. Those are essentially synonyms. I would have never in my wildest dreams ever imagined myself owning a pair of...