That's why we buy Alden.
Nice color suede.
As my handle might suggest , I work with my hands for a living but also have a love for classic men's style. Hence the love for Alden. I also like to work on projects outside of work. I'm currently rebuilding a 70s vintage Honda CB750 as a "Cafe Racer" or at least my vision of what one should be. Given my love for all things Horween, I wanted to use one of their products when upholstering the seat. However, items like Cordovan and CXL are pulling a premium as of late. So, i've decided to go with a natural Horween 'horse strip'. As most of you know this is what is left after the cordovan shells are cut away. It may be a little think and stiff for the application, but i'm up for the challenge!
Here is a shot of the strips. With an 18lb West Highland Terrier thrown in for scale
I figured out of anyone, you guys can appreciate my insanity.
My girlfriend just shook her head when i told her the plan.
I know it is not a pull-up, but i hope arse sweat and indigo will patina the hell out of the leather.
So rad. If you'll be starting a thread to follow this project, I'll be subscribing.
I just got a save 30% off ANY purchase at Brooks Brothers on May 22, good at store or online. Seems you need to be a "corporate member" to use. If I remember correctly, I just got the corporate membership recently by just going on line and applying. Just a heads up.
I need to check the date, as I'd earlier told Uncle the 23rd.
Just a heads up on a newly list cordovan monk size 11D http://www.ebay.com/itm/Alden-New-Cordovan-Buckle-11-D-/171041574631?pt=US_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item27d2df4ee7#ht_101wt_1141
One more, looks as if Need Supply has just received a restock.
I am currently have my eyes set on a pair of medallion tip bluchers in color 8 or black, aberdeen last (2145 and 2146) but am undecided because Im not sure how they will look.
If friends on the forum would have some pictures (new and aged) for these styles that would be really helpful in me making up my mind. Thanks for helping!