Originally Posted by bathtime
Correct me if I'm wrong, but it looks like the Gentleman Traveler lacks the Red Wing insignia on the ankle, which makes it more appealing to me than the 1911.
GS, do you feel like the Red Wings are a decent value when compared to your more expensive, but presumably better quality, Alden Cordovans?
You're right, the GT doesnt have the Red Wing imprint on the ankle, which is good
Kind of hard to compare the GT with the Aldens....the Aldens can be worn with dressier fits. The GT I got to 'upgrade' my Doc Martens, and to have a nice boot I can wear in Europe this winter. The GTs commando sole and waterproof Horween leather fit that bill perfectly, as does the cherry black colorway. Paying full retail for the GTs I dont feel like I overpaid, altho if you can get them for cheaper even better. These boots are solid, and really nice substantial leather uppers. Value for the dollar, both boots are worth the premium they command imo. But the RWings are Â½ the cost of the Aldens so there's a big price difference