Originally Posted by Ianiceman
Do Alden shells ever go on sale or deep discount?
I've been leering at the captoe blucher in number 8 for a while but not ready to lash out $550 plus. Can't seem to find them any cheaper anywhere.
I just attempted to purchase my first shell cordovans at the BB sale. They are the Alden perforated captoes and I got them for $483.75.
However, they are going back today. I think they are ugly and the last sticks out way too far on the shoe. In addition, they are wider than my C&J and my Ferragamos that I usually wear and just look "ole English".
Anyway, if you are interested and are a size 12...
Maybe on another last I would like them better.
That being said, is cordovan burgundy acceptable to wear evenings? I only have two pairs of black shoes which limits my after 5 wear. Every time I almost buy a black shoe, the brown or tan is so much better looking than the black.
So, can anyone answer the question if the burgundy cordovans are acceptable, that way I can get something more versatile than a black shoe. Also, the cheap-looking sheen on the Alden cordovans in black is not my cup of tea.