Originally Posted by Shorty Long
yes, the 405s...you have to remember that i'm comparing them to red wings...if i needed and could afford some of their dressier shoes, i'd definitely pick up a pair or two
Just curious, how are yours marked on the insole? Mine have "ALDEN" in a large blocky sans-serif font, with "SINCE" and "1884" divided by a diamond-shaped logo composed of four "A"'s. Not the normal Alden calligraphy and crest.
I bought them from a vintage/junk shop (new, but missing one shoelace - you wouldn't believe how hard it is to find a flat brown 46" lace!) that didn't know what they were. I have no idea the vintage.
I almost thought it was a different Alden at first, except that the writing on the cotton (linen?) sock is in the same font as my other Aldens.