Okay, you either follow me on Instagram or you have absolutely crazy timing, because I took mine out on their second voyage. Yes, I have had them for a while, but I do have a few Aldens....
My overall impression of these saddles is very high, they are fairly formal due to being Color #8 on Black (Grain Calf), but have a playfulness to them due to the styling and brass eyelets. Went perfectly with my gray nailhead suit and purple gingham collared shirt. I have to say, today was one of the few times that I was actually complimented by a co-worker on my shoes.
Alden x Blackbird (given to DC) Saddle Shoes. Black Grain Calf and Color #8 Shell Cordovan. Argyles of course.
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I am a little sad that I couldn't get the creasing out of the grain, but it is calf after all... Not shell. I could be wrong, but I think that the Calf in the front is not lined either. But, I could just be used to the thickness of Shell at this point...
*gasp* A CREASE!! Impossible. Surely they must be defective.
Ha, you must be related to Tifosi... :-)