Category: Thoughts

Journal articles with Mike’s thoughts on various Alden related topics.

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One Thousandth Instagram Post

In addition to creating this blog and fairly actively participate in StyleForum, I have an Instagram Account dedicated to my passion for fine mens shoes. Today, I hit my 1,000th post on instagram. It...

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The Essential Three: Streetwear

This is the third posting in my Essential Three Posts, a short series of posts on the three Aldens that you should get given your typical dress attire. Although Alden makes absolutely classic dress shoes, their...

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The Essential Three: Exotics

This is the second posting in my Essential Three Posts, a short series of posts on the three Aldens that you should get given your typical dress attire. For this one, I decided to take...

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The Essential Three: Business Wear

Introducing the Essential Three, a short series of posts on the three Aldens that you should get given your typical dress attire. Your daily attire is a suit. You have to wear neck-ties every...

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Welcome to New York

I have now had the opportunity to travel to New York City a few times of the past 12 months and thought that a post on visiting the various Alden and higher end shoe...

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The Alden Welt Options

The welt is the strip of leather that runs along the edge of the outsole that is the attachment point between the outsole and the strip of canvas (gemming) that is cemented to the inside of...

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Shoe Tree’d

Today I wanted to write on shoe trees. I am talking about the wood inserts that are placed into shoes in between wearings, not a tree that shoes grow on. If you do nothing...

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Extending the Life of a Leather Sole

Alden uses some of the finest leather soles available, the John Rendenbach Oak-Leather soles. J. Redndenbach has been making the same fine leather soles since 1871. Their soles are tanned in oak bark for 9...