Please help me decide which Aldens to get. I saw the plain toe #8 is person today and now understand what all the fuss is about! They were shoes of beauty, for sure! I'm also interested in the longwings, but am not able to check out a pair in person. I just received a pair of AE strands in walnut, and have a pair of Park Ave's on order. After seeing the plain toes, I'm considering canceling my Park Ave order and jumping up to some Aldens. I would very happy w/ the plain toes, but am intrigued by the longwings, too! Is one model better than the other in cordovan?
#8 Longwing. There are no situations I would wear a plain toe in that I would not wear a longwing in but there are situations I would wear a longwing in that I would not wear a plain toe in.
Both would be great but being partial to wingtips I definately would prefer a longwing in either #8 or cigar. Shoemart has the cigar now depending on your size.
That does look like a good, simple boot. The leydon looks a bit sleeker than the barrie if thats what you're after. And the dark brown calf is v. nice...I saw this color for the first time at the Alden Shop yesterday and I was impressed.
Right, they are calling them waxed calf.. As was mentioned in the J Crew thread, these are much darker, and richer in color IRL than on the website pictures.. These ones are 10 1/2D, and I should have sized down, but I ordered a 10 also, and will keep the 10 1/2D for wear with a heavier sock, since they feel fine, but a bit roomy in the heel.
So do the photos you posted represent the actual shade and color of the J.Crew longwings?