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Alden Burgundy Shell Cordovan Longwing Reviews

smfdoc

A fantasic long wing blucher that will outlive you

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Pros: Classic style, high quality, long lasting, form fitting and easy maintenance

Cons: Possible fit issues and possible break in period

The Alden long wing blucher is a classic design that remains unchanged since the 1940. Made on the Barrie last, it is a sturdy double oak soled shoe that typically comes in black (style 9751) and burgundy (#8) shell cordovan (style 975). The black version comes with a leather sole that has been colored black, whereas the burgundy comes with the natural color leather sole. This shoe is a stock model that is usually available in C, D and E widths, but some retailers, such as The Shoe Mart, will order a production run in EEE width. Be sure to check for available sizes from multiple dealers before electing to order a pair. Delivery time of special orders can take 4-6 months or longer. Some...
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ppith

Alden Cordovan Shell Longwing Bluchers (Color Number 8)

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Pros: low maintenance, form fitting, pairs well with jeans or dark pants

Cons: best way to fit is in the store (not online), long break in period

  I took my wife to visit my brother in the bay area recently.  I specifically set aside part of a day to visit the Alden Shop in San Francisco.  When I went in the store, they measured my feet and gave me a few different sizes to try on in a plain black oxford style lace up shoe.  After they figured out my size in that last (not sure what last it was?), I had them take out the Alden LWB (#8) in a size 6E (6 C/E).  The shoes literally fit my feet like a glove!  In the store, I didn't notice that the shoe box pinched my pinky toes a little while walking.  I started breaking them in the first day I got them and I wore them for most of the second day as...
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