Seconded. I can appreciate the look that some other shoes have in the artful abstract. But many of them look ridiculous on my feet and for a typical body frame. Alden shoes are a good compromise of style, substance, and practicality. The Leather Soul makeups are especially wonderful.
You can spend a lot more for shoes that are "higher end", but the quality/fit may not be worth that incremental price difference.
I agree with you guys. At the end of the day you its about what looks best to you. Once you begin spending $500 on a pair of shoes, you are making a conscious investment in your apperance and to say that one look is better than the other is just silly.
Originally Posted by keithp3521
Hey, Namor, where do you get Trickers in the US? And how do you think they stack up to Alden?
Trickers have a different austetic that isnt better or worse than Alden. Just different. If you have too much of one or the other, switiching it up can be fun. Quality-wise, I would say they are just about the same. I would give the slight edge to Trickers just because I have never had the stiching issues with them while several pairs of Aldens have come apart in the vamp, heel, etc after just a few wears. An ebay'er from the UK offers a various trickers for about $400ish. Also, Sierra Trading Post has them. Of course you also have the online UK retailiers like Bereau Belfast that ship to U.S.