8/8/15 at 6:46pm
Posts by Alcibiades
8/5/15 at 7:17am
8/5/15 at 7:15am
7/18/15 at 7:09pm
Gents, I've posted less these days as I've been selling more than buying. However it's not a shift away from Alden - just some rationalization. Here are my latest thoughts - I get more use out of traditional color 8 / black models than special make ups. I'm in a suit Mon-Thurs and business casual Friday. Honestly most cordovan bluchers / boots aren't ideal for me for the Mon-Thurs wear. I long underinvested in formal black / color 8 models. Mac and sevenfoldtie have long...
7/8/15 at 4:02pm
Gentlemen, Do we have a list of retailers that have sold color 8 wingtip boots with a commando sole and a brogue pattern on the back of the boot? My Alden of Carmel boots are great, but I would prefer a version with the back brogue-ing. I think Alden Madison has sold this makeup before, but they are inconsistent when it comes to getting it in commando sole
7/8/15 at 9:46am
Historically, Alden has prioritized color 8 over dark brown when it comes to cordovan. Other makers (Crockett and Jones/RL, Allen Edmonds) didn't do this. As a result, Alden simply hasn't made the same amount of dark brown cordovan as it has in black and color 8; this will not change in the future. Given a limited amount of shell and the need to produce color 8 and black shoes, other colors will be produced less. I don't know if you can even call cigar "dark brown" - it...
6/29/15 at 2:26pm
Funny, I own this boot too and it is the only boot I didn't include in my candidates for sale. I wear it more or less every week during the fall and winter and it is my most versatile (I wear it with anything from charcoal dress trousers to denim).
6/28/15 at 2:30pm
6/28/15 at 2:29pm
I was at a wedding this weekend and two attendees were wearing the same model of shoes I was - color 8 full straps. Good stuff Given how little I wear boots nowadays, I'm trying to whittle my boot collection down to three... Pick two of these four to sell: Cigar Indy Color 8 Wingtip Boot CXL Indy Choco Tanker These are all for weekend / casual wear from fall through spring. All are on commando.