Originally Posted by NAMOR
Alden is dressier than 95% of the shoes that your coworkers and friends wear to work.
this is not true in my case.
plus, that's generally a super weak argument.
that would be like if my intern turned in shitty work and said "oh well it's still better than what the intern gave you." okay, sure, but it's still shitty work and not up to standard.
in any case, i agree that 95% of people won't know the difference. but then again there is the random person who you would never expect to know. tonight i stopped into trader joes to buy some bananas and cheese. the guy that bagged my groceries was like "great boots. those alden's?" and i was like "oh, yeah." and he told me he'd saved up for a year for some black cordovan LWB but he doesn't wear them because they're too pretty. i'd never suspected the grocer to know what's up. but he did.
i see at least 2 pairs of alden's literally every time i go to my gym in the locker room. so it's not like everyone in this threat is some shoe illuminati.