My similar NIB later model year Aldens paled in comparison in terms of build and fit. However, a vintage pair of NIB/NOS shell Alden plain toes that I tried at a store in Boston on with a 90's vintage felt as substantial.
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The burgundy paint is peeling off the eyelets of my Alden for BB shortwings. What do you guys do to fix this issue? Nail polish on the exposed eyelets? The patina is brown if that helps. Thanks for any tips you have.
I recommend Burgandy Shell Cordovan Cambridge WingtipsBrown StrandsI recently bought the following AE shoes:Burgandy Shell CambridgeBurgandy Calf HaleBurgandy Shell MacNeilTan Calf Soho (discontinued)Brown Shell Park AvenueBrown Calf Made by AE for Brooks Brothers Strand (Best of the bunch in my skewed opinion)