Hi guys! Stumbled onto this thread a couple of weeks ago - Aldens (especially shell) look amazing.
I'm considering if I should get a pair of 974 wingtips in colour 8. Could anyone comment on how the colour changes when the shoes age?
I've read that alden applies dye on their colour 8 shell to bring out an eggplant/burgundy colour, and I've also seen a couple of pictures where 974s become almost completely brown after a few years. Is this the norm for alden's colour 8 shell? If so, is there a way to maintain its original burgundy colour?
Lack of sunlight and wear will keep them the original color longer, that's about it