Smart enough to wear to a wedding; casual enough to wear around town, the blucher is arguably the most versatile shoe you can own, and Alden – a bastion of quality US shoemaking – makes a cracking pair.
The Alden Plain Toe Blucher in Loden suede is built on Alden’s Barrie last, a slightly more casual, heavyweight last with a rounded toe and narrow waistline; the perfect shape for a pair of derbies. The shoe – handmade in the U.S.A. – features a fully re-soleable 360-degree Goodyear welt, a Plantation crepe sole, and hidden eyelets.
This particular pair of Alden Plain Toes have been made exclusively for our friends over at Lost & Found. The guys have gone ahead and selected this beautiful olive suede; subtle enough for a first pair of bluchers but different enough to add to any burgeoning collections out there. Whack on with a pair of dark, straight-fit denim, an Oxford shirt, a Shaggy Dog sweater, and a pair of Fair Isle socks, and you’ve got yourself a cozy New England café fit that wouldn’t look out of place on the set of Dead Poets Society.
Available for $642 from Lost & Found.