Monthly Archives: September 2010

Color 8

Shell cordovan: We all love it. Every Alden fan out there is either saving up for their first pair, or saving up for another pair. It’s the horse’s ass and there is no leather on this planet that we’d rather … Continue reading

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Whiskey and Wood

Macy’s 34th St. NYC

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Moulded Shoes

Walking into Moulded Shoes on East 39th street is like walking into the past. Dusty, faded shoe boxes line the walls from front to back, stacked 20 feet up to the ceiling like some kind of used book store. The … Continue reading

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1 Taunton Street

Just arrived in Boston. Next stop, Alden factory tour. I’m too excited to sleep!

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Leffot NYC

I stopped by one of my favorite footwear shops, Leffot. Located on a beautiful corner near the beginning of Christopher Street, Leffot is a lesson in uncluttered merchandising and expertly selected items. Chatting with owner Steven Taffel, his philosophy becomes … Continue reading

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New York City

I’m in New York today and tomorrow. Stops will include Leffot, Moulded Shoe, Alden Madison, and the new J. Crew men’s shop. Pictures to follow!

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2 Tone

Incorporating 2 contrasting colors or textures can be a powerful effect in shoe design. These handsome examples are nostalgic, elegant, and even a bit whimsical.

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