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 Amaretto Shell Cordovan Jumpers

They say that lightning never strikes the same spot twice, but apparently it can! I honestly cannot believe that I am writing this post, as these amazing boots just dropped out of the sky...

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Alden Color #4 Grant Wingtip Boots

There are very few boots that can compete with the Alden Color #4 Shell Cordovan Wingtip Boots. First, the Alden Wingtip Boot pattern is unparalleled by any other vendor. Essentially every of the higher...

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Alden Old Bronze Perf Tip Boots

Old Bronze Shell Cordovan, have you heard of it? Well, for many fans of Alden, the answer is likely a no. It is a rarely produced and used shade of Shell Cordovan from Horween....

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Alden Brassvello Perf Tip Boots

The Jumper Boot is one of those classic Alden special makeups that stores go to. The Jumper Boot is a Perforated Tip Cap Toe Boot typically made on one of the “robust” Alden Lasts...

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Alden Color #4 LHS

I have long dreamed of being able to have a pair of Alden Color #4 Shell Cordovan Leisure Hand-sewn (LHS) Loafers. I honestly never thought that this would ever become a reality. Back in...

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Alden Milkshake Suede Atoms

The Atom Blucher is a really interesting pattern that is highly under utilized. The best way to describe the Atom pattern is to say that it is a hybrid between the traditional short wing...

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Alden Ravello Atoms

The Atom Blucher is a really interesting pattern that is highly under utilized. The best way to describe the Atom pattern is to say that it is a hybrid between the traditional short wing...

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2021: The Year of Hope

I dubbed 2020 as the Unforgettable, Forgettable Year. It was a world that we had never seen, with the global pandemic and several incidents highlighting racial injustice in our nation leading to widespread protests....

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Alden White Calfskin Boat Shoe

Over the past few years, I have really come to appreciate the comfort, simplicity, and styling of the classic American boat shoe. To that extent, I have custom ordered a decent number of special...