Originally Posted by NAMOR
well said Kippy. I agree with everything you said especially the bit about Alden being a classic American company. When it comes to boots, ill buy Alden. For dress shoes, English shoes
The hampton and aberdeen last work for dress shoes, undoubtedly. For people with weird feet, the modified last bluchers are particularly interesting and elegant in a strange way.
Though, for the money, it seems the English makers do make a more polished dress shoe. But would that stop me from owning, say, the cap toe bals on the hampton last in whiskey cordovan from the Madison Ave. store? No way.