These preppy pairs are made for us on the Barrie last in Color 8 Shell Cordovan with with a Brown Alpine Grain saddle, brass eyelets and oil-soaked flex soles. They’re light as a feather and look great with jeans and khakis, as well as gray or navy slacks.
At the height of their popularity during the fifties and sixties Saddle Shoes were a staple of preppy Ivy Leaguers’. The preppy doctrine Take Ivy includes an Ivy Wardrobe Directory, which lists the following shoes.
Features: Barrie Last, Color 8 Shell Cordovan/Brown Alpine Grain, Flex Welt Sole
Our PT boot is a combination of a number of our favorite Alden things: shell cordovan, the Barrie last, commando soles, brass eyelets, and a plain toe. All told, these boots are extremely comfortable and stylish. They’re a super wearable boot and go with just about anything from jeans to a sport coat.
Because they’re made with Horween shell cordovan and lugged commando soles, they are as much at home on a hike as they are out to dinner. And did we mention they’re an instant classic?
To commemorate our first anniversary in Chicago, we’ve made this boot in color 8 shell cordovan and dark brown Regina calf. They’re named after Dearborn Street, where our home in the Monadnock building is located.
As part of our anniversary celebration, a pair of shoe trees is included with each pair of boots.
Features: Hampton Last, Color 8 Shell Cordovan and Dark Brown Regina, Single Flex Welt Soles
We’ve just restocked our popular shell cordovan Bleecker Belt in black, color 8, bourbon, and mocca. Kreis makes these belts of genuine Horween shell corodvan, so they’re the perfect match to your longwings or plain to bluchers. They’ve crafted leather goods in Germany since 1963. There aren’t many shell belts around these days, and Kreis makes them as good as they get.
Features: Shell Cordovan, 35mm Wide, Brushed Nickel Buckle
We’ve partnered with Kreis to make the L wallet in genuine Horween shell cordovan. It’s the natural evolution of the Fold — minimal, classic, 100% shell. With three slots for card or cash, it’s all you need to keep things organized.
The L is available in color 8, bourbon, and black. It can be made-to-order in color 4, mocca, cognac, green, and navy. Contact us if you’d like to make an L to order.
A selection of rare shell cordovan colors are now available as part of our Pre-owned program, in limited sizes.
Shell cordovan is ideal for making beautiful, enduring footwear, and our friends at Alden of New England have perfected its use. One of the ways they’ve done this is by using shells tanned only by Horween Leather Company in Chicago, Illinois. Add to that a group of rare colors and you have a very special combination.