Category: Thoughts and Blog

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Alden Cigar Norwegian Split Toe Bluchers

Alden’s Norwegian Split Toe (NST) design is just truly beautiful and provides a lovely handmade look to their models. They offer the NST design on a variety of different models and Lasts. This special...

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Alden Whiskey Plain Toe Blucher

The Plain Toe Blucher (PTB) is about as classic of a shoe as one can find. It is simple, clean and very dynamic. Alden’s actually offer’s two different types of PTBs, the “Wholecut” and...

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Alden Color #8 Plaza Saddle Shoe

The Saddle Shoe is an Ivy League standard makeup. Alden offers the tradition Saddle Shoe and various excursions of it. They offer it both as a Balmoral and as a Blucher. They offer with...

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Alden Navy Chromexcel Wingtip Boots

Alden makes a beautiful Wingtip Boot. The dimensions of the Alden Wingtip Boot are about as perfect as they get. I have not seen another manufacturer make a Wingtip Boot with such balance and design....

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Alden Whiskey Shell Cordovan Leisure Handsewn

Alden makes an absolutely outstanding Penny Loafer with their LHSes. It is stocked regularly in Color #8 and Black Shell Cordovan and a variety of other leathers. It is rarely made in the hard-to-produce Whiskey Shell...

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Alden Cigar Plain Toe Blucher

The Plain Toe Blucher (PTB) is about as classic of a shoe as one can find. It is simple, clean and very dynamic. Alden’s actually offer’s two different types of Plain Toe Bluchers, the...

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Alden Cigar Semi-Brogue Balmorals

The Semi-Brogue pattern has long been my favorite dress shoe pattern. My first pair of Shell Cordovan shoes ever, was the Allen Edmonds Semi-Brogue “Strand” in Walnut Shell Cordovan. It is just an extremely...