Depends on what your wearing!
The laces are from Benjo's (http://benjos.com/) and they happen to have a coupon out right now for FREE SHIPPING: YAHFREESHP
I can't stress enough how awesome they are to deal with plus the laces are made in the USA!
It's a shame they don't make black or brown versions...
If you need brown ones, I found these to be pretty durable, if not slightly on the thick side. They're flat, waxed cotton, and approximately 3/16" wide.
This could be a nice little primer for the folks that come on and ask general questions about Alden.
Nicely done by Need Supply:
Personally I think this should be a sticky at the top of the thread but who am I?
I know a couple of weeks ago someone was hoping the last size 12 pair cordovan longwings from J. Crew would be purchased in hopes of a restock. I heard today J. Crew will be releasing #8 longwings next week some time and luckily they won't be crepe sole!
That's a very cool looking bag. I'm under the impression there's only 1 type of cordovan, and it only comes from the rear of the horse. Anything else can be horsehide, but it can't be cordovan. So either this bag is Cordovan, or it's not properly described because Cordovan is clearly used in the description. Based on what I've seen being charged for European WW2 Aviation jackets using horsehide...the price for the bag appears to be based on Cordovan, not horsehide. Either way its very cool, and very expensive too! I think MrDV needs to wait for a sale!
P.S.-I bet Nick Horween could answer the question about the hide on this bag!