Alden x Tassels 8th Anniversary Edition Color #2 Leisure Handsewn
Wow, I can not tell you all how excited I am to share my latest addition to my Alden collection. This one is a very special, extremely rare and exotic makeup. This is only the second time, to my knowledge, that Alden has ever made a shoe in Color #2 Shell Cordovan. The first, was for the Alden of Carmel 20th Anniversary in his 20/20 shoe.
This very special shoe is the Leisure Handsewn made by Alden. However, this is not just any Leisure Handsewn, this is the Unlined version typically only done for Brooks Brothers. My pair, features a nice and prominent Horween Shell Cordovan Stamp on the inside of the Left Loafer.
Only a very limited number of pairs were made to commemorate their 8th anniversary. The design is the Unlined Leisure Handsewn made out of Unfinished Color #2 Shell Cordovan. It features Alden’s signature hand stitching around the apron of the shoe and has their darker “Mahogany” edges. The sole is the Alden exclusive felt welt, which is their oil soaked single leather outsole. I managed to get this pair due to the help of a good and generous friend.
And now for the barrage of pictures as expected.
Really stunning and rare make-up!! 😉
An absolute stunner. Nice pic,up Mike. You obviously have very good friends. Congrats. Couldn’t happen to a more deserving guy.
I’m not easily imdepssre. . . but that’s impressing me! 🙂
Mike, can you shed any light on which last Alden uses for the UNLINED version of the LHS done typically for Brooks Brothers? Is it the van last – the same last used in the lined LHS – or is it the Copley last, as some have suggested? Thanks, Todd
Todd, that is a great question. I have two pairs of them and believe that they are made on the Van Last. I could reach out to Alden and see if they give that answer, but I do not believe that they are made on the Copley Last.