The “Official” Alden thread is not only the most popular shoe threads on StyleForum, it’s one of the most popular threads period. There’s apparently a lot of people who really, really love Aldens. Who would have thought? Although it’s not particularly surprising considering Alden’s pedigree, and their position as probably the best made in America footwear company around today.
Poster AmericanGent (living in Italy, naturally) recently visit a small, local Neapolitan tailor, and commissioned a pair of pants and a shirt. This thread is an excellent introduction to the lesser known Italian makers, as well as the particular details, and value, afforded by venturing off the tailoring map.