Thursday, November 15, 2007

Today's Shoes


Gravati three-eyelet wholecut bals in burgundy Lama calf with single leather soles (14391, 683 last).


Alden half-brogue bluchers in long-nap dark brown suede with combination leather/rubber soles (actually, a rubber mini-lug sewn onto a single leather sole; Alden calls it the Commando sole) (Barrie last). You will recall that these shoes were special orders from Alden of Carmel, done probably 6 years ago. Alden has since discontinued doing one-off special orders, which is a shame. I can understand why, though: such shoes disrupt the production line and make the factory much less efficient. They cannot realistically charge enough to make up for the lost output, so they don't do them.

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