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new kicks: alden for j. crew longwing bluchers

you might remember my ridiculous dilemma last week when i couldn’t decide between alden cordovan loafers or cordovan longwings.  i threw a curveball into the mix as i opted for neither.  i went with the alden for j. crew longwing bluchers – mainly because i needed a pair of dark brown lace-ups to wear with my navy and charcoal suits.  i figured i would make the cordovan loafers my next purchase.  the longwings arrived yesterday and they are perfect in every way.  the only thing wasn’t perfect was that j. crew shipped them in a generic j. crew shoe box with no shoe bags.  i contacted their customer service last night regarding the shoe bags and they said they’re going to send me some.  that’s good customer service right there.  shoe bags or no shoe bags i still love my new longwings.

oak street bootmakers trail oxford

i hate the internet.  it’s an enabler for someone like me.  earlier today i was going through some of my favorite tumblrs when a picture of some beat-to-hell oak street bootmaker trail oxfords popped up.  they looked fantastic.  i went to oak street’s website to order some, but found out they were backordered 6 weeks (who has that kind of time?).  luckily i remembered a friend of mine told me imogene + willie just started carrying the trail oxford.  since i’m a 5 minute drive from i + w, i figured i might need to go check them out in person.  the plan was to try them on now and purchase them later, but they were too comfortable.  i bought them on the spot.  i guess i’m a sucker for horween chromexel leather and a vibram sole.

sizing tip: go a half size down.

vans x harris tweed chukka

fall must be approaching because harris tweed is back in the picture.  this time vans is using the scottish cloth on their classic chukkas.  the coolest part about the shoe is the harris tweed branding on the tongue.  the uncoolest part about the shoe is that they’re an asia exclusive release.

supreme kicks

as i might have mentioned last week, i wasn’t super excited about these supreme x clarks desert chukka boots.  well, that was a mistake on my part.  these things are absolutely flawless.  they fit the same way as my beloved desert boots, but they have an extra lace loop to keep them in place.  the upper is nubuck suede with a nice leather heel detail and crepe soles.  below are a few pics of the shoes right out of the box.  please excuse the shoddy camera work.  i need to learn how to take better pictures.

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