Alden of San Diego Blog

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Caring for Your Shell Cordovan

My shoe care regimen is heavily based upon the well practiced “Mac Method“, however, it has some minor twists and additional specificity. I will sometimes refer to it as the “Mike Method”. Before I...

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Alden Brassvello NST Boot

I have long dreamed about a Brassvello Boot. A boot that combines Alden’s amazing and rich Ravello Shell Cordovan shade with the flash of Brass Hardware. Until late 2020, this remained nothing but a...

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Alden Ravello 2×2 CT Boot

There is a famous hamburger chain that is in the Southwest Corner of the United States, In-n-Out Burger. It started as a simple drive-thru in Los Angeles and has boomed to become a popular...

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Alden x B+M Color #4 Wingtip Boots

There are a few times in my life that I have been really without words. One of those times were when my good friend reached out to me and offered me these brand-new-in-box Color...

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Alden “Foxy” Cigar Tassel

Alden, the inventor of the modern tassel loafer, has always had a special version of their Tassel Loafer exclusive to Brooks Brothers. This special variant of the Tassel Loafer mirrored their classic Tassel, but...

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Alden Snuff Suede Jumpers

You know that you really want a boot when you order it twice… Back when these boots were originally submitted and advertised, they caught my eye and I immediately called Alden Madison and ordered...

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Alden Ravello Tanker

There are few boots that top Alden’s 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,...

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Alden Ravello Leisure Handsewn (2020)

There are a few models that I would argue are actually true classics for Alden historically. I would argue that the 9-series, 974 (Color #8 Shell Cordovan Wingtip Balmoral), 975 (Color #8 Shell Cordovan...

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Alden Ravello Indy Boot

It is hard to think of a boot made by Alden that is more iconic than the Indy Boot. It is known for being the boot of choice of Harrison Ford, the star of...