- Feb 10, 2008
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I am going to New York City in a few days for a concert, and I was hoping to pick up a pair of Alden Shoes (I live in North Carolina so this is my best chance to get a pair) I was hoping to get some recommendations for any particular Alden models that work well with casual outfits; straight leg jeans, slacks, button down shirts, flannels, etc. For the most part I dress casually, I wear a lot of Engineered Garments primarily, as well as BoO, Geller, and also some Hickey Style or jcrew for basics. This is going to be my first serious shoe purchase, but I have a couple pairs of Common Projects, some Quoddys, but nothing as nice as Alden. Any additional info on particular models, colors, or lasts that you think work well with casual outfits would be very helpful. I was planning on probably getting some kind of calf-skin blucher, but I may be able to scramble up enough money for cordovan if that seems like the best option. Also, I won't have a lot of shopping time, so I was planning on heading to the Alden store on 344 Madison Avenue @44th Street, but if anyone knows of a better location it would be much appreciated. Feel free to recommend other brands, stores, etc. as well.