Get a load of this: http://www.barneys.com/Perforated-Wi...efault,pd.html Are Barney's customers so stupid they actually WANT to pay $150 more for the same pair of shoes (okay, the color is a bit different) than necessary?These are just longwing bluchers in calfskin. Nice shoe, but $610? I guess Barney's people don't have the internet.
Are you sure they are not cordovan? Barney's prices are usually at MSRP or a little less, I've never seen them jack something up like that before. Plus, all of their other Aldens are in line with MSRP. I would guess that those are actually shell.
Is anyone doing an Alden dirty buck with a red brick sole this year? I missed the Winn Perry version last year and even missed a pair of the Winn Perry's that sold last month on here, dammit! I'm an 8D Barrie last in case anyone else is selling a pair!! I'm considering the Sanders (McNairy's are too hard to find and they're the same thing), but would rather have Aldens. And I don't care for the J Crew leather soled version...They're nice, but I want trad red... Thanks in advance...
I like them a lot. They're like the unlined chukka only a ptb.
I'd be all over them if I didn't already have a pair of PS Cages in that same color suede.
What do suede shoes look like after 5 years? 10 years? I have a pair of suede bucks (not alden) from a few years ago and there is definitely some wearing down of the suede on the sides and toe region. With leather, esp. cordovan, they can be polished/waxed back to life, but seems like once suede is worn, it is worn forever. So does it make sense to drop serious coin on casual suede shoes that may get worn a lot? Look at Clark's Desert Boots. Maybe the suede isn't as high quality, but they are <$80 right?
Photos of older Alden suede shoes would be helpful if anyone has some to post.