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Alden Burnished Tan Calfskin

Shell Cordovan may be Alden’s best known specialty, but they work beautifully with a wide variety of suedes and calfskins as well. One of our favorites is the burnished tan calf, a surprisingly soft and lightweight leather that we’ve used with a number of our styles.

It’s a very versatile color, great for spring but useful year round, perfect for denim as well as khakis, slacks, or a casual suit. The tan color will darken and build character with age, developing a deep and rich patina over the years.

We’ve just received two restocks in the burnished tan: the Atom Blucher and the George Boot. Both are versatile styles that can easily be dressed up or down.

Tremont Last, Burnished Tan Calf, Single Leather Soles

Plaza Last, Burnished Tan Calf, Single Leather Soles


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Alden x Leffot Atom Blucher, Cigar Cordovan

Alden’s Atom Blucher is our favorite short wing. Originally made as part of their orthopedic line we tweaked this shoe to make it an all around champ. This new edition is in Horween Cigar shell cordovan a rich dark brown that gets better looking with age.

We detailed these shoes with versatility in mind; they can be worn equally well casually or for business. The soles are Alden’s single leather bone bottom with antiques edges, which are both light and flexible. These shoes are beyond versatile and incredibly comfortable.

Tremont Last, Cigar Shell Cordovan, Single Leather Sole

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