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 Old Bronze Perf Tip Boots

Old Bronze Shell Cordovan, have you heard of it? Well, for many fans of Alden, the answer is likely a no. It is a rarely produced and used shade of Shell Cordovan from Horween....

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Alden Brassvello Perf Tip Boots

The Jumper Boot is one of those classic Alden special makeups that stores go to. The Jumper Boot is a Perforated Tip Cap Toe Boot typically made on one of the “robust” Alden Lasts...

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Alden Color #4 LHS

I have long dreamed of being able to have a pair of Alden Color #4 Shell Cordovan Leisure Hand-sewn (LHS) Loafers. I honestly never thought that this would ever become a reality. Back in...

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Alden Milkshake Suede 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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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...