Part of the beauty of these, in my mind, is beating them up and getting them scuffed a bit. I have a couple of white suede shoes, the ones that look the best are the ones that got the hell beat out of them...though for some reason i bust my butt to keep the pristine ones pristine. I think once you get that first big *ding* you let em go, and you'll be happy.
Great advice guys....Epaulet had some stock in my size only (9.5D) so I went ahead and pulled the trigger. I think that's 10 pairs of Aldens in 2 months since I started the habit, no joke. I need to take a break, as I still have 3-4 pairs of shoes that I have yet to wear. Maiden voyage shots and gratuitous family picture to come very soon :)
Loving this thread btw, it's a great respite from Facebook....plus, my FB friends would rapidly unsubscribe if I started posting Alden pics.