New Arrivals | Alden Cordovan Shoes

Tuesday July 21, 2015

 

Using the centuries-old method of pure vegetable tannage and hand finishing, the single tannery still producing genuine shell cordovan today is indeed practicing a rare art. The tanning process takes a full six months to complete and produces leather that is soft and supple, yet very durable. Alden's classic patterns take on a unique character when made from genuine shell cordovan. 

By virtue of their long experience, Alden stands as the acknowledged master in working and finishing this special leather into extraordinary footwear. The crafting of shoes from shell cordovan recalls, indeed depends on, shoemaking of the old school. The special qualities of the leather are elusive, unresponsive to high volume production methods. Cordovan demands the measured pace of hand shoemaking and patient finishing, responding to such careful work with unmatched luster. 

Cordovan Chukka Boots

Cordovan Plain Toe Blucher

Cordovan Penny Loafer

Cordovan Long Wing Blucher

 

Overtime, the patina in Alden's genuine shell cordovan shoes will only improve, deepening with each polishing and showing to full advantage the especially rich character of the leather. As durable and comfortable to wear as they're beautiful to look at, genuine shell cordovan shoes truly are Alden's masterworks.  

Buyer's Journal | Spring Summer 2016 | Paris Recap

Tuesday July 14, 2015

 

Our buyers have recently returned from the S/S 2016 shows in Paris. Here are some images collected from their trip!Thom Browne Runway

Thom Browne Runway

Dries Van Noten Runway

Checking out the Vans Vault x Murakami exhibition

Parisian Vibez

Sacai Runway at the Bourse de Commerce

Cheers, Umit!

Beautifully curated selection from Mikia

Last but not least - OAMC

New Arrivals | Kapital SS15

Tuesday June 30, 2015

This Spring/Summer 2015 capsule of the dubbed "Apocalypse Blue" collection from Japanese cult denim brand - KAPITAL, consists of Americana inspired silhouettes paired with bold Japanese folk notes, eclectic detailing and a strong use of natural indigo dye. A variety of tops in patchwork boro and sashiko in deep indigo hues. Along with the remarkable collection, we've also received a large selection of their multi knit socks, hats, and bandanas.

Now available in-store and online