I just returned from the local Alden dealer where I tried on and ordered my first pair of shell cordovan shoes. I was torn between the
back bal oxford captoe and the black bal medallion tip shoes. After trying both on, I decided on the latter.
Here is a link to the calf version, since I couldn't locate a shell version on the shoemart webpage:
Since the medallion tip bal in shell wasn't in the dealer's alden catalog, he stated that he would call Alden on Monday to place the order and warned me that it could be 12-14 weeks for the special order and would likely need to be made. I put a 50% deposit down and he told me that he would call me on Monday with further details.
After searching the Alden website, these appear to only be offered in calf. Does anyone know if I will be able to get these in black shell? Would this be special order item? If so, do you think that it will cost more than the $620-$700 quote the dealer gave me this morning?
Thanks for any guidance you can offer. I'm looking forward to owning my first pair of shell shoes:)