Not my cup of tea, but if somebody is likes the George Boot, Orvis currently has them on sale down from $498 to $354. It looks like there are only a couple sizes available though (10 and 12).
The putting aside of shoes is one thing in that store, but there is one *ahem* gentleman, receding hairline, slender build, as I do not remember his name, who seems to have issues with having that pleasant disposition, one that all fine salesmen of high end goods should have. I stopped going in there some years ago due to my discomfort with his behaviour, and I had spent some serious coin in there.
Thank goodness for the ability to make online purchases, no sour, dour personality to contend with, when spending coin.
Looking to buy my first pair of Aldens. Currently own Alan Edmonds (7.5 and 8) and Meermin (8.5).
As a first Alden shoe, what would you suggest? I've heard people state that their cordovan shoes are really good so should I avoid their non-shell options.
I'm looking for something to wear as with casual wear, mainly chinos (I rarely wear jeans) and button downs. Don't really wear boots either, but I might be
open to get a chukka or something smaller.
Also, it seems that the ShoeMart is always sold out of Aldens in size 7.5 and 8.0. Could this stuff still be in stock 'in their physical store'? Worth calling to check?
If I end up using Leffot instead (same sizing issues there), would be I be hit with cutoms fees?