It’s definitely the fine details that make all the difference, and Winn Perry proves this with their rendition of a pair of Alden Longwings. The difference is slight, with the only alteration being in the sole to combat Portland’s famously rainy climate. “Done simply in walnut brown calfskin, this shoe is about as under the radar as beautifully constructed shoes come. But if ain’t broke, don’t fix it. So we only made one very subtle change that will benefit us Portland folk immensely. The main difference made to these was in the sole. Instead of the standard double leather sole, we used an oiled version, called a ‘Double Waterloc’ that will resist the harmful effects of Portland’s wet climate. The heavily oiled sole is a stacked version of the soles used in the construction of Alden’s flex welt system. In this case however, the oil keeps water from penetrating the sole and helps to increase their lifespan dramatically on Portland’s soggy grounds.”
With the weather being as dirty as its been in NYC the last few days (yes, finally the sun today!), maybe you should grab a pair of these to be prepared for the next onslaught of showers.
More images after the jump. (via secret forts)