Alden of San Diego Blog

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Caring for Your Shell Cordovan

My shoe care regimen is heavily based upon the well practiced “Mac Method“, however, it has some minor twists and additional specificity. I will sometimes refer to it as the “Mike Method”. Before I...

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Alden Ravello PT Boots

The Plain Toe design has long been the ultimate way to showcase Shell Cordovan. It is free of any distractions, like lines, perforations or hand stitching that distracts from the sheer glory of the...

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Alden Color #2 PT Boots

Color #2 Shell Cordovan. You can pretty much stop right there and you know you are in for an absolutely exclusive treat. Color #2 is amongst the least commonly produced shades of Horween Shell...

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Alden Ravello Tassel Loafer

Alden’s Tassel Loafers are about as good as a Tassel Loafer can get. That isn’t too much of a surprise provided that Alden invented the Tassel Loafer back in the 1950’s. Alden has a...

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SOLD: Alden Cigar Cap Toe Balmorals – 11B

Gentlemen, For your consideration, I am selling the special Cigar Shell Cordovan Cap Toe Balmorals in size 11B. These beautiful shoes feature a rich medium-brown color with a subtle olive undertone that depicts the beauty of Cigar. These...

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Alden Color #2 Longwing Blucher

There are some posts that I can never envision writing. Color #2 Shell Cordovan??? From Alden??? Color #2 Shell Cordovan hasn’t been offered by Alden since 2014! And there were only two instances made...

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Alden Color #2 Jumper Boots

Well holy cow!!! A Color #2 Shell Cordovan Jumper Boots! A statement that I never thought that I would ever make. Color #2 has only been seen once before, back in 2014 and was...

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SOLD: Alden Color #4 Shell Cordovan PCT Boot

Gentlemen, For your consideration, I am selling the special Color #4 Shell Cordovan Perforated Tip Cap Toe Boots in size 11B. These beautiful boots were made in 2020 and were the first pair of Color #4 Shell Cordovan...