Friday, December 24, 2010

On the Street….Alden Cordovan, New York

With blue jeans, black jeans, grey flannels, or khakis, Alden cordovan shoes are so chic.

The color is exquisite and the quality/durability is world famous.

The difficulty is finding an Alden model that makes a good foot and has a toe that’s not too rounded.

I had seen these wingtips before but I wasn’t really sold on them until I saw this gentleman looking so respectable in them.


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    December 24, 2010 at 9:00 am

    nice detail on the shoes

  2. Aesthetic Alterations

    December 24, 2010 at 9:01 am

    There's nothing sexier than a man with a great scarf, especially one with color.

  3. kathy peck

    December 24, 2010 at 9:02 am

    They're beautiful, and cordovan has always been an "under-used" color of leather. I still wear Bass loafers sometimes, because (for women) it's about the only cordovan shoe I can find. Very elegant man and great photo.

  4. Tali

    December 24, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Great blue palette, love the deatiling on his coat.

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  5. Blond Panther & Louboutin...

    December 24, 2010 at 9:06 am

    Beautiful pic.. I love the shoes ;))

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  6. Jazzbuff630

    December 24, 2010 at 9:12 am

    I have the Alden cordovan tasselled loafer. They are 15 years old now, on their third re-sole.

  7. Clunk

    December 24, 2010 at 9:13 am

    Great trenka and shoes.Merry Christmas!! :)

  8. The Sluice Box

    December 24, 2010 at 9:14 am

    The best shell cordovan color has got to be Alden's #8, as pictured.

  9. alamodefashionblog

    December 24, 2010 at 9:15 am

    i'd never think about pairing this scarf with this coat, but it really worked out.

  10. Vicky

    December 24, 2010 at 9:16 am

    Love the brogues and the duffel coat x

  11. Café Ciza

    December 24, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Such a lovely blue pallet with a splash of neutral!

  12. Κάλαθο

    December 24, 2010 at 9:27 am

    Oh right , santa bring me these shoes !

  13. Mary Beth at ✄ Yarn U ✄ iPhone app

    December 24, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Aye, in New York City I see that it's important to have your shoes polished and your jeans pressed…ever ready for the Sartorialist to take a pic!i

  14. Anette

    December 24, 2010 at 9:51 am

    Alden cordovans – aha ;-)

    Theire looks like "Buderpester Schuhe"

    Happy Christmas from Germany

  15. Anonymous

    December 24, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Love how it's all in tones of navy except for the pop of green and gold on the scarf and the deep burgundy of the shoes. They're so dark they have a black/blue undertone to them.

    Great picture, Merry Christmas!

  16. Anonymous

    December 24, 2010 at 10:04 am

    the jeans are too creased, iron a tiny bit please ! Makes it look sloppy.

  17. comme fraiche

    December 24, 2010 at 10:09 am

    Your last two posts have been from the same location on Mercer St.and both the guy and girl dress somewhat alike. Were they together? They both have good taste when it comes to clothes.

  18. A

    December 24, 2010 at 10:11 am

    He looks lovely and smart. Those shoes look brand new! x

  19. Anonymous

    December 24, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Love the Duffle Coat, scarf and the Alden's, I don't know about the jeans though, too high water for my taste.
    In my promotion, jeans should always have a break and be PRESS!!

  20. Frozen Fashion

    December 24, 2010 at 10:22 am

    Very Crisp, Clean and well very nice:)


  21. jimjims

    December 24, 2010 at 10:32 am

    ya, they look good on this setup.

    i dig that coat though!

    great shot!

  22. FH

    December 24, 2010 at 10:47 am

    Great style !!

    Merry christmas Scott !!


  23. Anonymous

    December 24, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Alden one of the few shoe/boot makers from New England still around that actually used goodyear welt before the Brits made famous and now is the most important shoe in Italy and Japan but try to get an American to buy it… I have taken at least 10 pairs for friends in Italy since is cheer here in the states but I do have to say thanks to J.Crew, UNION MADE and others at least some young guys here are getting in to them but still so under appreciated in USA. The color is actually color number 8 Cordovan is the hide (horse butt) for the readers info which you are right is perfect color but also see their color Cigar that is also fantastic as Cordovan makes a simple brown even nicer. Also on the round toe, it is perfect and lets leave the square toes for the EURO trash shoes make in Italy/China for the USA market only..

  24. Anonymous

    December 24, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Thanks for the memories. My father, who was very stylish particularly in his youth, loved those shoes and wore them for years. I had not thought about that in a long time.

  25. James @ La Mode Outré

    December 24, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Love the blue of the background and his style is very nice – simply & stylish.

    Happy Christmas!

    La Mode Outré

  26. Susan Krzywicki

    December 24, 2010 at 11:14 am

    The slightly short length of the jeans really does make it. The spatial relationship is great.

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and all other felicitations of the day to all.

  27. ChickAdvisor

    December 24, 2010 at 11:15 am

    Great shoes!!

  28. Anonymous

    December 24, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Ok. Honestly, this is not a good look. His jeans are too short and the coat is 'stiff'

  29. Gabriel Ugoala

    December 24, 2010 at 11:22 am

    am so into the well polished shoe…merry xmas everyone.

  30. Angel

    December 24, 2010 at 11:32 am

    Very nice photo, those shoes are so well made. I agree, finding a dress shoe that isn't too rounded, pointed, or stubby looking is a bit of a task some times.

    Check out my street style blog!

    Angels Point of View

  31. Thor

    December 24, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Nice shoes…

    …just to clarify…Cordovan as is used by Alden refers to the leather- horse hide.

    The color is #8 or burgundy.

    Cordovan from Alden also comes in black, cigar, ravello, whiskey, #4 and probably a few others I missed…

    Those shoes will last a life time.

  32. Kyle

    December 24, 2010 at 11:55 am

    I definitely love the color combination of the shoes, jacket and scarf. The pop of color on the scarf was a great choice! I also have been a big fan of toggle coats this season. I do agree with many here on the jeans though, although the color is great, they could definitely be pressed and maybe a half an inch to an inch longer. Besides that, great look!

  33. Lawrence W. Wilson

    December 24, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Nice to see the wingtips getting some play.

  34. Pink Lady

    December 24, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    i wish you a merry christmas!!!
    have a beautiful day!
    xoxo, pink lady ♥

  35. VicissitudiniLombarde

    December 24, 2010 at 12:11 pm

  36. Ankita

    December 24, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!.. i'd love to present that coat to my papa..


  37. Michele (aka Gidget)

    December 24, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Now, this is a well dressed man. I <3 flooded jeans a la the UK boot boys.

    Merry Christmas!!

  38. Anonymous

    December 24, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    This look doesn't work for me.

  39. Anonymous

    December 24, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    He is so chic without being fussy—classics never die!

  40. Joey Becerra

    December 24, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    I usually hate toggle coats but the fabrication and color of this one are just beautiful….

    suddenly…need…a…toggle coat….

  41. Bigio

    December 24, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    Love the coat and the shoes… Great style!

  42. fashionsdirtylaundry

    December 24, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Those ARE a lovely color and they have a sophisticated shape…. great find!

  43. Megan Meenan

    December 24, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Those shoes are amazing, gorgeous look

  44. Matteo

    December 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm

  45. Anonymous

    December 24, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    I like the shoes. I like the short duffel coat. I like the jeans. However, I think that the wing-tips look clunky with jeans and work better with other types of trousers.

  46. choicesmultiple

    December 24, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Beautiful shoes!

  47. Ninjagaiden78

    December 24, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Those shoes are ill.

  48. Victor Espinoza

    December 24, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    wow, impressive center pieces & classic brown shoes, its perfect for this winter we've had!

  49. etak

    December 24, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Looks like he went though the dryer on 'high' setting.

  50. Lil

    December 24, 2010 at 3:07 pm

    Simply: Absolutely perfect shoes.

    Have a merry christmas !

    Greetings from Cologne,

  51. Cecille

    December 24, 2010 at 3:09 pm


  52. Anonymous

    December 24, 2010 at 3:22 pm

    Great outfit…except for the jeans. The outfit looks so distinguished until you get to the kiddie length of the jeans. It's just WAY too distracting.

  53. pefblog

    December 24, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    I love the shoes, they remind me of my father, totally a class act, and the man by which all other men are measured! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you! We may have a white Christmas in Atlanta, GA. The 1st in over 100 years! :D I look forward to viewing your marvelous blog in the upcoming year…

  54. The Style Scout

    December 24, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    My favourite pair from their range is the, Blk Alden Cordovan loafer.

    I current pair is from Saks from around '95. Now, I just wear them as driving shoes. yet they still get compliments from street-guys who like fashion where I live around Brixton.

    Just the other day, a very happy dude, who may have been a little high, told me "HIM (His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie) wore shoes from Lobb" as he nodded at my feet, and I told him these are from Chicago… and we both smiled…

  55. Anonymous

    December 24, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Wow, just beautiful shoes. Thanks for the closeup shot!

  56. Jeremy

    December 24, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Alden long wings are a celebrity shoe in my book. Definitely something my closet aspires to. This guy is killin' em!

  57. Anonymous

    December 24, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Brooks Brothers, of all ppl, used to make a stellar cordovan brogue. Wonder if they still do? Not a fan of this guy's look. A prep-school kid could get away with this look with insouciant swag and, say, long, tousled hair or dreads/braids. On a grown man, it looks cute in quite the wrong way, not smooth. A grown man should either look smooth (Bryan Ferry) or knowingly wack (Lapo or Mickey Rourke). I think his jeans should be longer or, if this short, he should be wearing ankle boots. Too bad, he has a handsome face.

  58. Anonymous

    December 24, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    However, these aren't wingtips.

  59. Lee Oliveira

    December 24, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Love his look.. Lovely J Crew cardigan..
    I want his brogues..
    just not sure about his denim length.
    Merry Christmas Scott

  60. eagle-eye-cherry

    December 24, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    The shoes looks great and also the hall suit, I know is difficult for a man to find the nicest clothes. Merry Christmas for everyone!!!

  61. lisa

    December 24, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Hey! What camera do you use?
    Tank you for the outstanding inspiration.

  62. tracey

    December 24, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    like the wings but i still love alden's chukkas best.

    btw…does everyone on that street dress in navy?

    merry christmas

  63. Istanbulboy

    December 24, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Burgundy is my colour! Love the shoes!


  64. F.S

    December 24, 2010 at 9:21 pm

  65. Laguna Beach Fogey

    December 24, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Cordovan is not really a suitable leather to use for shoes. It is too thick and looks like plastic. The pair on the chap in the photo look like cartoon character shoes.

  66. imaveis alegrete

    December 25, 2010 at 12:01 am

    I loved these clothes

  67. thwany

    December 25, 2010 at 12:39 am

    love that coat!

  68. Reve De Oro

    December 25, 2010 at 5:20 am

    He looks tres chic!

    Yes,a fabulous pair of shoes can be the splash to any ensemble…and they are such a personal statement, too.

    Hence, they are the drug of choice for the ladies.

    When you find a pair of truly exceptional shoes, male or female, having them is like having a star that shines just for you whenever you wear them.

    (Or is that just me rationalizing again?) ;)


  69. Zeitgeschmack Fashionblog

    December 25, 2010 at 5:42 am

    I love the Duffle Coat and the Shoes, are they burgundy? I really like that color

  70. SOFIA

    December 25, 2010 at 6:09 am

    great post!))

  71. on the roof

    December 25, 2010 at 7:00 am

    From the hips up- love it
    but… I don't really get these crumpled jeans.

  72. Mr.D

    December 25, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Love it.

  73. Melinda.Robicheaux

    December 25, 2010 at 10:00 am

    A perfect mix of English style and contemporary fashion.

    Merry Christmas! :)

  74. Capoeira

    December 25, 2010 at 10:54 am

    This guy is swedish and the ceo of J.Lindeberg

  75. Sophie Mhabille

    December 25, 2010 at 10:55 am

    the duffle coat is the coat of the season!

  76. Ella Viscardi

    December 25, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    The color of the shoes is so unusual, but I somehow have fallen in love with them anyway!

  77. Love

    December 25, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Looove the duffel coat!

  78. Fly

    December 25, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    good outfit: I like that kind of shoes with jeans for a woman too.

  79. Pretty Kitty Publishing

    December 25, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    Season's Greetings, everyone!

  80. sydandpia

    December 25, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    the entire outfit is great, love the coat!

  81. Anonymous

    December 25, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    beautiful man in beautiful shoes

  82. Rick.

    December 25, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Alden Longwings. The leather is from Horween, in Chicago, the only folks left in the U.S. doing the process, a vegetable tanning on horsehide from Cordoba, Spain. The true miracle is that when they get scuffed and look in need of a polish, a stiff brushing brings the oils out of the leather, and restores the finish. Comfortable as can be, but the strength of a steeltoe. Felt compelled to share, perhaps it's the season.

  83. Anna

    December 25, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Love his shoes…
    and scarf!

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  84. HyperMischevious

    December 25, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Love the shoes & I want a coat like that:O!!!Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2011 Mr Sartorialist! Thank you for sharing your work! It is very much appreciated!! we love you!! woot! woot! :)

  85. Joana

    December 25, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    I love your work! Congratulations for the amazing pictures you have.


    December 25, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    Very good blog.
    Happy New Wear 2011

  87. ateiramMT

    December 26, 2010 at 1:59 am

    shoes are wonderful….and the whole outfit looks so comfy!

    happy holidays!

  88. The Hype Around...

    December 26, 2010 at 2:22 am

    The story here is the shoe. Alden represents probably the finest mid priced men's foot wear in the U S. At $580 it's a steal. The Cordovan is superbly made. I still have the Alden's that I bought five years ago. The detail on the shoe adds character to the otherwise staid but tasteful blue palette

  89. Anonymous

    December 26, 2010 at 2:48 am

    I'm sure Alden shoes are excellent quality but, seriously, this man's brogues don't look any different from anyone else's brogues.

    What is it that makes him stylish, other than the brand name, that is? The toggle coat with floods.

  90. Kate

    December 26, 2010 at 5:28 am

    amazing scarf! and the shoes are very chic and classy.

  91. Lost in Provence

    December 26, 2010 at 5:31 am

    I bought a pair of cordovan knee-high Prada boots in NYC five years ago that were marked down from $800 to 200 because nobody wanted them. Not Carrie Bradshaw enough apparently. I will have those suckers for the rest of my life–indestructible and only get better with time.

    I have to agree with the others that those jeans are just too high water for me. You would think it would show off the shoe. Why doesn't it work?

  92. Brummagem Joe

    December 26, 2010 at 8:24 am

    Other than their legendary loafer the best looking shoe in Alden Cordovan is the plain captoe blucher. This brogue is a little over ornamented for my taste. But the plain captoe with years of wear and fading, brushed with preferably dry brushes (maybe occasional neutral shoe cream) acquires a magnificent rich patina which looks knockout with grey flannels or brown pants.

  93. john benjamin pritchett

    December 26, 2010 at 9:47 am

    My dad wore these! Haven't seen them in years. Love them and the coat.

  94. Sartor Resartus

    December 26, 2010 at 11:31 am

    Most people will not have noticed the correct stiff waxed laces, but it makes a difference.

  95. Anonymous

    December 26, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Love the look and that handsome coat. I love seeing the details of men w/ nice shoes too–esp. their choice of hosiery/socks. Nice photo/handsome man. Jack

  96. Anonymous

    December 26, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Ah. Swedish style!

  97. Maryanne

    December 26, 2010 at 1:40 pm


    Your website is pure elegance.

  98. Marina

    December 26, 2010 at 2:22 pm

  99. elxoxodemiprima

    December 26, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    Mr.Stefan Engström from JLindenberg..
    ALWAYS sooo polished…

  100. Anonymous

    December 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I bought my first pair nearly 20 years ago. Bought another pair ten years ago and yet another pair two years ago (Madison & 44th Str).
    Exact model as pictured. Can't go wrong. It's also nice that they make them in an extensive size selection, which many shoe companies do not.

  101. Anonymous

    December 26, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    J.Lindeberg's CEO Stefan Engstrom

  102. Karoshi

    December 26, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Background, outfit, shoes, weather, and even his head all work in harmony to produce a clean crisp look.

  103. Rafael Franco

    December 26, 2010 at 6:46 pm


    I love his hair LOL I'm kidding, sorry.

    I love the jacket, really fantastic!!! I want it!

    kisses from Brazil*

  104. bubblistyle

    December 26, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Everything about this outfit looks so clean and crisp.

  105. J'Adore Fashion

    December 26, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    LOVE the classic brown shoes!!!



    December 26, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    The shoes gives this man a stylish edge and separates him from the rest of the plain jacks

  107. Anonymous

    December 27, 2010 at 2:45 am

    I'm confused by a few of the comments–are people seriously suggesting that jeans be pressed?

    Didn't think anyone did that after disco died.

  108. The High Maintenance Bohemian

    December 27, 2010 at 2:57 am

    the pattern on the scarf is uniquely lovely.

  109. proletarian Great Gatsby

    December 27, 2010 at 4:00 am

    Elegance and style begins on the shoes…and those are PERFECT.


    December 27, 2010 at 8:12 am

    Nice jacket.

    My grandad would say if he was expecting a flood because his pants are kind of short. lol…still formidable.

  111. Anonymous

    December 27, 2010 at 8:58 am

    As he is Stefan Engström, CEO of Swedish J Lindeberg (or his identical twin), he knows how to dress.

  112. kate

    December 27, 2010 at 9:32 am

    I am in love with this gentleman's style – pairing deep brown and navy blue together with a pop of colour and pattern in the scarf. Very polished. *thumbs up*


  113. Leah B.

    December 27, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Fan freaking tastic!

  114. Anonymous

    December 27, 2010 at 10:58 am

    So very much good… from bald head to shoes :-)

  115. image4men

    December 27, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    I like the shoes very much!


  116. Anonymous

    December 27, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Awesome! I know who he his!

  117. Anonymous

    December 27, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    The length of the jeans is unfortunate, but everything else is quite beautiful.

  118. Anonymous

    December 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I kind of agree with the post that said these look plastic to me, the horse hide makes it too thick for shoes.

  119. Guy D

    December 27, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    On my last trip to New York I treated myself with a pair of shoes exacly like them. I bought them at a great store in New York; Leffot. The service was remarquable the owner Steven knows a lot about shoes and is a great guy.

    Guy D.

  120. Anonymous

    December 27, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    @Lost in Florence

    I agree that the look doesn't quite work. Why? I think the proportions are off. The coat seems a little too long and, overall, too big for the man.

    Or maybe it's as simple as men with short legs shouldn't wear floods (or pants that sit low on the hips) because they shorten the legs even more.

  121. PolisVille

    December 27, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Cannot deny the classic Duffle coat. I prefer Gloverall with a pair of Havanna Joe Spanish leather oxfords and an wool blackwatch scarf. These are necessity for life in Buffalo NY. Cordovans a close second.

  122. Meratol

    December 27, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Not too sure if the Duct tape will catch on as a high fashion item, but it is useful for keeping water and slush out!

  123. Lauren Partington

    December 28, 2010 at 1:08 am

    Casual meets classy. He looks lovely.

  124. Anonymous

    December 28, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Ripped from the pages of the J.Crew catalog.

  125. David A.

    December 28, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    His coat is wonderful.

  126. peter

    December 28, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    I know who that is. It´s the vice president of Johan Lindbergh, stefan engström. good looking anyway

  127. pieces of berlin

    December 28, 2010 at 4:48 pm


  128. Anonymous

    December 29, 2010 at 7:19 am

    I love the fact that his jeans are high waters (they show off his shoes) and that they are slightly wrinkle. It adds more character to the fabulous shoes he's wearing.

  129. Anonymous

    December 29, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Nice look, but the trousers are too short. It makes the legs look short.

  130. Anonymous

    December 29, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    Great pic. He looks so clean and spiffy in his new shoes (not a single scuff) and new jeans (they still have the "new" creases). His looks seem effortless. Very cool.

  131. mademoiselle-marie

    December 29, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    c'est cosy et chic !

  132. bloggerofwrath

    December 30, 2010 at 4:44 am

    The proportions are a bit strange, but I like the pieces.

  133. Antonia

    December 30, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Interesting combination and it works well. Would never have put that together myself.

  134. Jessie

    December 30, 2010 at 8:50 am

    Very nice look! I love the shoes!

    The jeans have a nice cut and the fabric is clearly well made :)

    Good luck with the blog and keep up the good work!

  135. amber

    December 30, 2010 at 8:58 am

    Wow what a post and nice pics. Very nice one dear. I hope you post more like this one.
    beautifull dresses.

  136. Anonymous

    December 30, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Who makes the coat?

  137. Les Frères JO'

    December 31, 2010 at 7:12 am

    Nice shoes, duffle coat : Hyped

    If you wan french men street looks :

  138. Anonymous

    December 31, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Longwings, not wingtips.

  139. Ken

    December 31, 2010 at 10:52 am

    I like the 'highwater' look with denim. It allows you to show off those handsome brogues. The 'highwater' is quite common in the UK…. it's only those-who-know in the US. Alden's, Trickers, Crocket & Jones, Lodger, Loake, George Cleverley, Edward Greene, Church, John Lobb….. I need my fix

  140. Paul (UK)

    January 1, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Great shot, he'd look top on a UK street! I think us Brits can claim the original Duffle design from wartime naval coats and classic brands like Gloverall.
    Cordovan is actually a type of leather rather than a style or colour…(but love the deep burgundy anyway)
    There's a small but dedicated UK following of classic US shoe makers like Alden and Florsheims, (only for he who knows!) despite us having Loake, Grenson, Trickers etc here (and Church's in my home town!)
    A thoughtful shot as always – thanks Scott!

  141. Traveler of life

    January 2, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Alden are nice.
    Trickers are nicer and Church's are fine as well.

    I do not like his coat.
    A nice hunting wool field jacket would be make it a better look.
    This big bold guy seems to look for his inner child with this brave coat.
    However he is the one wearing it.

  142. Melanieee

    January 2, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    I'm sorry, but it just looks like he's wearing highwaters. If only he had longer pants… iI love the rest of his outfit though…


  143. Rasmus Lindén

    January 2, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Stefan Engström, CEO of the Swedish Fashion House J Lindeberg.

  144. Archibald

    January 3, 2011 at 4:54 am

    The man wearing the shoes should be almost as known in the fashion industry himself, as the shoes he is wearing.

    Stefan Engström, currently the CEO of swedish J. Lindeberg.

  145. eupham

    January 3, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    The shoes are perfect. Its amazing and wonderful to me that the trend in men's wear has returned to beautiful, hand made goods and these shoes are the show piece for that ethos. Jeans should never be pressed, and although I like the length, I think they would benefit even from a small cuff to break up the blue of the pant and sock. It would show off the shoe, but add a bit more texrture down there. That's just me though.

  146. My Heart Blogged

    January 3, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    He looks so debonair. Those are really exquisite shoes as well.
    My Heart Blogged

  147. Sena

    January 4, 2011 at 5:31 am

    we sell alden cordovan shoes and i noticed them at the very first sight ! =)

  148. Best of Beehive

    January 5, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Every guy should pay attention to this for a casual-inspired look. Jeans, sweatshirt and sneakers get old.

  149. jeremy

    January 5, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Check out the shoe store J. Gilbert, several locations including Seattle, for custom Aldens with a more pointed toe. Just bought a pair of the sexist Cognac colored lace ups. Cheers.

  150. Anonymous

    January 6, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Go Sweden! Love his shoes!

  151. Anonymous

    January 8, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Gorgeous colour.

  152. Anonymous

    January 8, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Actually, I love the duffle coat but the shoes are a bit on the ordinary side – would prefer some suedes with this outfit!

  153. stockrepublic

    January 9, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    The shoes are great.
    But sorry, these trouser urgently need some proper ironing. They look awful that way.

  154. Anonymous

    January 11, 2011 at 10:05 am

    wearing the wolverine 1000 mile bradley wing tips. made in the usa and very durable.

  155. Live4Wingtips

    January 11, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    J.Crew carries great Alden shoes, esp their wingtip models. If you can fork over the dough (upwards of 200, sometimes 300 dollars) they're are truly the best in durable and respectable footwear.

  156. Anonymous

    January 12, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Great outfit all the way through, and suitable, since I believe this gentleman is one of the top CEO's of a swedish top clothing label!

    Have a good one everybody!

    Br from Sweden

  157. Nancy

    January 15, 2011 at 12:06 am

    my husband wore these shoes and i am so happy to show the photograph to my daughter who follows your site since he passed when she was two. This is just one of the little ways i can share a bit of him with her 22 years later. Fun to have a fresh detail for her. You are mentioned in an article on her blog today at

  158. YogaSpy

    January 16, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Jeans are too short.

  159. Anonymous

    January 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Is the hooded toggle jacket also from J. Lindeberg? Anyone know?

  160. Poppy Panache

    January 18, 2011 at 4:15 am

    are you sure that's not john malkovich?

  161. MARK

    January 19, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Super villain on casual Friday. Well put together.

  162. Anonymous

    January 26, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    the facets on this coat are spectacular!

  163. Anonymous

    January 27, 2011 at 8:44 am

    fyi…i think jcrew sells the alden brand well as a great wing tip made in italy

  164. Kraig

    February 26, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    I love his toggle coat. I wan't one.

  165. manchester escorts

    March 28, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Gorgeous Italan brogues!

  166. Koreashion

    October 14, 2011 at 11:18 am

    excellent. i really like this. no wrongs, no tackles for this. But, sry for the model,,, .this person doesnt match with this cloth, personally.

  167. Christian

    March 12, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Aldens are well worth it.
    Cordovan #8′s a nice color: Bravo.
    Wing Tip design’s too complex, overdone, and “hides” the natural good looks of the leather and craft: Prefer the plain Blucher Oxford or the Chukka Boot.

    Buying a Cigar colored Alden this week.

  168. kids boots

    April 4, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Men are not so fashionable compare to women. They just like to wear the most simple one. This leather shoes can make men fashionable while retaining its simplicity.

  169. C Pesek

    December 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I am on my second resole of a great pair of Alden cordovan shoes and I am ready to buy the cap toe version. Almost every time I get them shined professionally, the gentleman comments on what great shoes they are. A bit pricy, yet well worth the investment.

    P.S. I have been trying to get my wife to approve them to be worn with jeans and this helped.

  170. bob

    February 22, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    but his cuffs aren’t rolled, oh no!!!!!!

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