Shopping From The Present

Alden Ceiling?

I’m fascinated by our industry’s capacity to reinvent and shower admiration on the lowly Alden Indy boot. I don’t think there is a boot that photographs better as a standalone, superlative object (minus feet, torso or a perfectly posed, denim clad user). I love the current tweaks carried out by Standard & Strange on their …

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Shopping From The Present

Shopping from The ShoeMart for Alden Seconds

On the less refined end of the SMU spectrum, here are some recent offerings of Alden seconds from TheShoeMart. In case you don’t know about this service, TheShoeMart quietly sells Alden seconds. New inventory notifications used to go out via email but now you can now browse listings online if you sign up for a special ShoeMart account. Even when …

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Shopping From Japan

Shopping from Japan – Alden SMUs

Since Winn Perry closed, I’ve looked to Japan for the best examples of Alden SMUs.  What I love about the Alden market in Japan is that most of the shoes are sized down to fit women or gents with smaller feet.  Here are some recent offerings from The Lakota House.  Unlike some more aggressive custom …

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Archival Field Trip – San Francisco

                Box Dog Bikes Karikter           AB Fits Lomography Store Rancourt mocs at Taylor Stitch       Random encounters with Rivendell           Aggregate Supply  Unionmade Sound level monitoring  Mister Self Edge  Harris tweed castoff Sushi Boat

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Shopping from TV – Actor Worn Clothing


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Here are some unusual. “actor worn” offerings via ebay.  I’d watch any show featuring characters  sporting vintage Abercrombie hunting garb or Alden cordovan loafers.  Can we put a plotline to these auction items?     

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Archival Field Trip – Los Angeles

A few snap views from last weekend’s jaunt to Los Angeles.  For the prequel, check out my LA Field Trip from 2012.   Friend Mimsy sporting an Archival Plain Musette      Blair, proprietor of General Quarters    Signature, discharge printed kerchiefs    Archival Rucksack on display Billingsley’s Steak House        Exemplary ensemble – Self …

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Archival Reissue – Alden Workman’s Oxford

Several years ago, friend Jordan Saylor of Winn Perry offered a limited, special make up of Alden Indy shoes in a Workman Oxford style. To this day I regret not placing an order.   I love Alden Indy boots but I prefer the low cut style and double water loc sole used for Jordan’s special …

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Archival Uniform – November Edition

Per Archival Resolution #9, here is the November edition of my Archival uniform. While our resolutions recommend that you come up with a signature uniform that you wear once a week, mine has seen active use on multiple days.   Archival striped tee women and Centralia multiweave cardigan.  Here, per usual, I follow my own …

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Shopping from ebay: Alden surgical boots

Of all the Alden models, the surgical or monkey style boot style is my favorite. Sold as part of Alden’s line of medical footwear, these boots are overshadowed by their more popular work boot brethern (aka the Indy boot). Truth be told, I’ve never seen the Alden surgical boots in person. I just like how …

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