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Are there any photos or links to photos of high end saddle shoes on SF?
 

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i really like the second pair. is that an accurate look at the #8 cordovan color?
 

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Originally Posted by fusherino
i really like the second pair. is that an accurate look at the #8 cordovan color?

Yes - the photo is pretty accurate. The color is a deep reddish purple.

The toe and vamp on these shoes look a bit smoother than the shell on my longwings and BB plain toe bluchers. Perhaps due to the fact that the shoe is a bal with a close welt around the heel, they look a bit dressier, and so the smoothness of the vamp and toe are appropriate.
 

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Paperclip,

that's a gorgeous pair of saddle shoe. I notice you paired it with khakis in the picture. Do you go casual with this pair of shoe?

I saw the shoe in person when I visited Tom's store. I'm saving up for my pair, hopefully soon before Tom runs out of them.
 

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I'm a big fan of this model from Alden of Carmel. I'm still bummed I didn't pick them up while he had them in my size

 

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There's a couple pair of Paul Stuart/Grenson saddles on ebay right now...in my size


 

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Originally Posted by lee_44106
Paperclip, that's a gorgeous pair of saddle shoe. I notice you paired it with khakis in the picture. Do you go casual with this pair of shoe? I saw the shoe in person when I visited Tom's store. I'm saving up for my pair, hopefully soon before Tom runs out of them.
I do wear them to work and church with khakis a sweater or jacket and buttondown. They are a bit dressier that the AE Shelton they replaced. The Sheltons, while a bal, are a bit more causal due to their full 360 degree welt. I was a little concerned that the Aldens were too dressy for my usual everyday khakis, but I figured if I'm going to spend that much on a shoe, I'm going to wear it anyway! The Alden of Carmel saddles pictured above are interesting, but I feel that the moc toe throws off the whole "saddle" shoe. It looks more like a norwegian toed shoe with a saddle thrown on. I just like the classic saddle shape/style. I also have a pair of suede and tan saddles that are very similar to the first pair of Aldens pictured above, but I got mine at Nordstroms some years ago for about $80.
 

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