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 the “Dover”.
These Whiskey Shell Cordovan Plain Toe Bluchers are of the Wholecut variant and were offered by Alden of San Francisco. They feature the very classical configuration of the Shell Cordovan PTB; being made around the Barrie Last, having a Split-Reverse Welt, and a Double Leather Outsole. They are also the standard Whiskey configuration with the Tan “Antique” edges.
More pictures after the break…
The Whiskey Shell Cordovan PTBs (Center) as compared to the Whiskey Shell Cordovan Tanker Boot (Left) and Whiskey Shell Cordovan Monk Strap (Right).
You stated above”These Whiskey Shell Cordovan Plain Toe Bluchers are of the Wholecut variant…” I thought these are Dovers? Correct me if am wrong. In addition, if these are in fact Wholecuts, what do Dovers look like? Appreciate your insight – thanks!
Kevin, these are indeed the wholecut pattern, I actually stole that little note from my Cigar Shell Cordovan PTB that I posted a few hours ago, in which I show the difference between the Dover and Wholecut PTBs. Check out that post for pictures showing the difference…