Aloha folks, I made the pilgrimage to leather soul hawaii today. The store is so very nice and the staff is very helpful. They have 40 - 50 different alden shoes and boots. I was surprised to see only ONE pair of alden shell shoes. One pair of black shell lwbs in one size. I was disappointed not to see more cordovan or alpine grain. They do have an amazing selection of Edward Greene, John lobb, etc...
I left empty handed, but helped my father in law buy his first Aldens, cxl indys.
Tom's #4-black shell saddles (you can drool, but not buy)
Great post DV.
I, one day, hope to make it out there for a visit. Hopefully soon. I know I have a problem when I schedule a trip halfway across the world because I want to visit a shoe store.
It is sad however to hear they only have one pair of shell there. a place that was once the pinnacle of Alden shell offerings.
There is not much i wouldn't do for those saddles. Those and the 4x4 are tops when it come to #4