Yeah, I'm going to stay with definitely, for three reasons. If it was brown, they would not call it burgundy. Second, if you look at the other shoes they are offering, every one is a standard stock Alden model. Third, $610.00 is the exact new msrp of the 975.
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.
Originally Posted by NAMOR
I first saw that video a year ago and was amazed with how great the chukkas turned out.
OK, but dirt is one thing, I'm talking about abrasion.
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...
Saw them this week in the DC Alden Shop in sand color.