Alden Whiskey Shell Cordovan Penny Loafer
Living in San Diego, one of my favorite and go-to shoes are my Whiskey LHSes. If you have noticed from some of my previous articles, I have quite an affinity for Tan Shell Cordovan Penny Loafers. When my friend let me know that H. Stockton got a run of a new Whiskey Penny Loafer, needless to say, I was quite excited!
Alden’s famous and classic Leisure Hand-Sewn (LHS) Penny Loafer is traditionally made around the Van Last and showcases hand stitching around the top of the Apron. But these are no LHS. This special and unique twist on the Penny Loafer is made around Alden’s Leydon Last, which is a more True-to-Size Last than Alden’s Van. It also has a bit more room on the Vamp (or top), making these much more of a friendly fit. These loafers take on a slightly more formal spin on life using their machine stitched apron, providing a cleaner look. Finally, these lovely loafers are finished with Alden’s, always amazing foxing on the heal, providing an elegant finishing touch.
Of course, these shoes are taken up a whole level by using Horween’s always lovely Whiskey Shell Cordovan. Providing a truly remarkable tone of Shell Cordovan that will catch anyone’s eye immediately. The Whiskey upper is masterfully paired with Alden’s lovely Tan “Antique” Edges.
Overall, these are quite an exquisite loafer that makes a fine addition to any gentleman’s wardrobe.