I was going to guess "wizard"
So I've been in the AE thread almost exclusively, but I'm finally able to make a cameo over here now that I own a pair of Aldens. I recently picked up these Alden x BB shell tassel loafers (772) from the bay for $40. Incredible condition for the cost.
Happy Sunday Gents!
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Congratulations Matt and welcome to the community! That is a magnificent pickup. They have a lovely color on them and have patina'd nicely. Hope that they are the first of a few lovely Aldens in your wardrobe.
I happened upon that place ~10 years ago, just wandering around one weekend during grad school. Long before I cared about shoes (and way before I thought 300 EUR was reasonable for something to step in puddles with).
The brand I remember was Trippen. Those were some wild looking shoes. VERY comfortable, though. Never saw them since.
Thanks for taking me back... now, back to your originally scheduled ogling.