Fantastic post, Mike!
I have only bought one pair of Aldens from Adam, a pair of Ravello LWBs, but it was a pleasure doing business with him and I'm looking forward to buying more shoes from AoC. Adam is super knowledgeable, and I can't wait to learn more about the new AoC make-up line.
The article also reaffirmed one thing I've heard mentioned many times before, and something I really value - Adam's thorough inspection of the shoes and boots before they're sent out. Can't praise that enough.
Looking forward to the next store spotlight!
Mike- this is great and I look forward to additional posts. I've emailed several stores, only visited AoM. Everyone has been great but having you put your first hand knowledge in print is fantastically informative. Thanks for taking the time out of your day and life to share this, it's very appreciative! Cheers!
Wow, I am glad to hear that you all enjoyed it! I cant thank Adam enough for helping me collect all the facts as I put together this story. He was very gracious in helping me and it wouldn't have been nearly this good without his help.
We may work on some more detailed AoC articles to certain elements of the story and special makeups he did in the future.
But I will also try and cover most of the various Alden retailers over time to give everyone more of an understanding of what they are about. Also it's an idea that gives me a good pile of stories to research and write up... :-)
Cheers and have a good one!