If you’re looking for something different but understated, try these hunter green shortwings from Alden. Made in suede on a classic pattern, they stand out from the regular browns and tans without looking ostentatious. And they come with brown, tan, and snuff laces so you can change up your look.
American shoemakers such as Alden do wingtips so well these days that its easy to forget that the concept of a brogued shoe is originally from the British Isles. The wingtip shoe evolved out of the classic English country shoe, made with holes to let water out easily while hunting pheasants and ducks.
The Sandringham wingtip in Dark Oak and Walnut Country Calf epitomizes the look and spirit of classic English country footwear, with a slightly rougher, richer look than its city cousins. But don’t be afraid to wear these to town. With beautifully textured pebble grain country calf, double leather soles, and its distinctive “thistle” pattern at the side, these will turn sober city heads all day long.
202 Last, Dark Oak Antique/Walnut Country Calf, HAF Soles