Alden’s been known to collaborate directly with retail shops to get some unique offerings on the feet of customers. Their latest collaboration is with Brooklyn’s Epaulet as the two have teamed up for a pair of longwings in a natural leather upper atop Alden’s double leather Flex-Welt sole. For anyone wondering, the “Flex-Welt” sole is actually bathed in oil to make it exceptionally supple and water-resistant. “This special edition is done in a beautiful shade of Chromexcel. Called “natural,” the color sits between a pale tan and a light grey. The oil under the surface gives the leather a handsome “burnished” look, and the color casts change as the leather is worn. It’s a great twist on an old-school style. ”
The finish is definitely something else and it gets our recommendation just be ready to wait until next fall to get it as it’s currently up for pre-order.
Buy It: $475 at Epaulet