I'm revisiting this because they arrived today and they are even better - yes, fscking better - than they appear here. Substantial at a distance, subtly beautiful close up, great fit, and absolutely fantastic material - just enough shape with a bit of drape and lightly warming without being smothering.
My purchase keepers range from good enough to great; these are fantastic and solid win. Holy cripes they were retail tagged at $695 and I got 'em for $150 each (still not cheap, but at least within my altitude) - plus a freakin' $70 customs charge - but it was all worth it. It's so nice when you get something and it hits or, in this case, exceeds your expectations - it's so much better than the semi-rewarding purchases of the things that are only close or almost what you really wanted.
If you're looking for some fall/winter/spring shirts and stumble across these (and I don't get them first!) you should get them; I can't see how you would be disappointed.
BIG Alden kops on the way.
Two words: FLEX WELT
They're currently at the cobbler gettin stretched to fit my clodhopper feet, but will poast tomorrow
Quite possibly the most comfy shoes evar. If you don't own a pair, GET ON IT
Got the chukka in brown suede and some new loafers in cognac. (Skipped the Trickers I posted per the wisdom of stitch)
Super stoked to pick them up tomorrow night
alden chukka is money. good move over the loafers.
Originally Posted by justinkapur
A few packages when I got home. Will post pictures after I grab dinner