Much prefer the 270 welt to the 360
Agree, and it's not just boots. There's a high demand for shoes that are styled in the likes of EG, JL, G&G, without the hefty price tag. If someone could give me some capital, I'd start my own company
I know what you are talking about & almost picked them up as well but.....Still think I will pull the trigger!
So... I expect every one will explain all the ways I am messed up for holding the opinion that I am about to reveal, but: I've never liked brogueing. There I said it. It's not that I judge people who wear brogued shoes (I don't! I even think they look sharp!) but when I look down at my own feet, and I see a bunch of decorative punches I feel excessive. I love a nice clean cap toe. I love a beat-up plain toe. I even get on board with the indy stitch (though I start to get that 'excessive itch' with the tanker). This is my own personal opinion for my own personal shoes, and I'm probably wrong, but it is what it is. My one and only true regret about this personal quirk is my lack of wing-tips in my collection.
I'm not fond of the dark stitching, and you might say I'm crazy for wanting the 'decorative cut' of the shortwing without the brogueing... but I ask all the same. Now, please tell my why this would be such an abomination. Should be educational.
I know Alden's website details their Foot Balance System lasts fairly well, but is there a resource that details all of their current lasts in equal depth? Also, is there a resource that visually compares the various lasts, showing the dimensions and shapes of the lasts? I know that's a tall order, but that would surely help a consumer understand what to look for when shopping for a pair of Aldens. I know Alden Shoes of Carmel has a high level explanation of the size variations of the lasts on their site, but other than that, I'm somewhat uneducated on matter. I was hoping to learn more on this subject outside of going to a shop and trying on various models.
Thanks in advance.