Exactly a month into the Alden game and I am extremely lucky to cop my first Alden pair:
Thanks to mdubs (Mike) for the tip.
Beatle Im with you on the Ravello Brixton. Doubt it will ever happen again.
Additionally for boots that I may actually be able to acquire and am not on a guaranteed list for already.
1. Cigar NST with commando sole
2. Leffot Tanker with antique edge
3. Leather Soul chocolate suede indy or NST boot
A) Normally I'd say that a balmoral is too formal to wear with denim, however, the 974 is pretty big and clunky; the double leather sole and shape of the tremont last makes it look more like a country shoe. I think it can work with combinations on the dressier side of casual.
B) I wouldn't hold your breath for an Alden restock on the BB shortwing bal. It may be a very long while before that happens. A manager at a local BB who did a nationwide search for my size in both black and burgundy shell, called to tell me that I'm out of luck and that it is unlikely that Alden will restock and that BB is planning to phase-out that make-up.
even better.. could you grasp the <extended> reach that Alden could have in this day and age if they had a dedicated person/team responsible for marketing etc? Clean up the website, trunk shows, similar MTO to what AE does with Allison?, cross marketing with online blogs etc...
Increased exposure would of course make acquisitions more difficult, but could also help with improving QC..