Alden Expressly for Drake's
Jul 13, 2022
Few names in shoemaking inspire the reverence and adoration that Alden does. The New England cobblers have been crafting peerless footwear for a century and a half, and show no signs of stopping. The cult following they have amassed (particularly in recent years) is testament to the enduring quality of their product.
As many of you will already know, our relationship with Alden goes back quite a way. We've long been one of the UK's only stockists, and have collaborated with them on numerous occasions.
Reuniting in the manner of old friends, we partnered with Alden once again to produce a trio of new and exclusive shoes. Each is a classic and well-loved style from Alden's extensive archive (the cap toe blucher, the chukka, and the moc toe blucher), but given a slight twist.
Perhaps the jewel in the crown of Alden's output is their cordovan footwear. Genuine shell cordovan leather is made only by the Horween tannery in Chicago, and is known for its glossy finish and almost indestructible nature. Naturally, then, we chose to have these three styles made up in cordovan, in the tannery's famous 'Colour 8' - a deep, rich burgundy. As a finishing touch, we added a chunky commando sole to each.
These were produced in limited numbers, and won't be around for long.