Category Archives: It’s in the Details

Welts, Part 2

Close Heel vs. All-Around welts A shoe may have a welt that wraps the entire way around the sole, or it can stop just before the heel when a cleaner look is desired. This is independent of the type of … Continue reading

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Norwegian Split Toe

Alden’s Norwegian Split Toe bluchers and boots are making a strong appearance this month, giving wingtips and Indy boots a run for their money. Context’s cordovan Tanker and Leather Soul’s forthcoming version in natural are just two examples of how … Continue reading

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Welts, Part 1

I started off this morning in bed foolishly thinking I was going to write a beautiful, comprehensive, and detailed account of every type of welt that Alden has to offer, supported by gorgeous and illustrative imagery showing perfect examples of … Continue reading

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Work Boots

The latest addition to my collection is this work boot – another custom that I helped design and I’m extremely pleased with how it turned out. When Todd and I were planning the Fall assortment for Unionmade, we knew that … Continue reading

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Half an Alden

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Of my design.

The day has finally arrived. I have on my feet a pair of Aldens of my design. Working for Unionmade in San Francisico for the last year has been a wonderful experience. I have gotten to be a part of … Continue reading

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Wedges

The Goodyear wedge sole is making a strong appearance this Fall. Typically associated with boots like Redwing and Chippewa, this type of sole has been used on work boots for more than half a century. The look is all work … Continue reading

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