Category: Thoughts and Blog

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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...

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Alden Navy Suede Tassel Loafer

When it comes to the Tassel Loafer, it is hard to beat the Alden Tassel Loafer. I mean, Alden did invent the Tassel Loafer. They say that it is “Often imitated, never duplicated”. This Navy Suede...

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Alden Snuff Suede Tassel Loafer

When it comes to the Tassel Loafer, it is hard to beat the Alden Tassel Loafer. I mean, Alden did invent the Tassel Loafer. They say that it is “Often imitated, never duplicated”. This Snuff...

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Alden Black Shell Cordovan George Boot

The George Boot is not a commonly encountered Alden. It is almost the marriage between Alden’s Single Monk Strap and their Chukka Boot. The combination is actually a pretty cool looking makeup offering a...

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Alden Whiskey Monk

Alden makes a lovely single monkstrap model. Frankly, it is an extremely under appreciated model that Alden offers. In Shell Cordovan (in particular), it is just a beautiful model, for expositing the beauty of...

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Alden Ravello Norwegian Split Toe Monk Strap

What shoe perfectly captures the amazing capabilities that Alden has? That is an exceptionally difficult question to answer… That is until you see this extremely special makeup from LeatherSoul, the amazing Alden Ravello Shell...

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Alden Black Shell Cordovan Cap Toe Boot

After a lengthy wait, I have finally received my pair of Black Shell Cordovan Cap Toe Boots. These beautiful boots are amongst the family of Cap Toe Boots made by Alden of Washington D.C. Kathy...