*ALDEN – EDUARD MEIER, SHELL CORDOVAN Full Brogue Oxford: 44D (US 10.5D)
Alden of New England
Shell Cordovan – Pferdeleder
Full Brogue Oxford
Dies ist einer der grossartigsten Modelle der Firma Alden, der Full brogue Oxford, Model “Henley”. Dieser Schuh ist ganz gewiss ein Klassiker, der in einer grossen Tradition steht. Ein jedes Stück Leder ist unterschiedlich und ich beginne zu glauben, dass Alden mit seinen besten Stücken tatsächlich Einzelhandels-Geschäfte, wie Brooks Brothers in der USA oder Eduard Meier in München, beliefert! Auf alle Fälle ist dies ein ausgenommen schönes Stück Cordovan.
Size Details:44D......US 10.5D.....UK 9.5E, fuer den mittel breiten fuss.
Superb, leicht getragen.
Alden of New England
Eduard Meier, Munich
Shell Cordovan Full Brogue Oxford
Alden is, of course the premiere purveyor of cordovan shoes in the world, and this shoe is proof positive of their excellence. The classic Full Brogue Oxford shown here, model name “Henley”, certainly has an important place in the gentleman’s wardrobe. Every piece of leather is a bit different from every other and I begin to believe that Alden reserves their choicest hides for their outside retailers such as Brooks Brothers or in this case Eduard Meier in Munich. In any cases, the leather used in this shoe is a superior piece of Cordovan and beautifully coloured in a tone half way between brown and the usual oxblood. It should be noted too that these shoes are made for Meier using ehst they proudly call their particular “pediform” last. Go their website for a full discussion of the form.
NOTE: From my recent visit to their lovely Residenzstrasse shop in Munich, I find that Ed. Meier’s prices for shell cordovan shoes have now risen to above Euro 1290. (Their calfskin shoes, over Euro 890) mail@EdMeier.de Tel:089-220044
Cordovan is traditionally an American preoccupation but now, lately, very much in vogue among European businessmen and professionals, who, after all, are the most likely to be able to afford these not inexpensive shoes. Available to you here without Duty, VAT or MwSt. In terms of rarity; these shoes are still being offered by Meier, at double this price, of course, but used examples almost never appear in the after-market, certainly not in this condition. The owners of these shoes wear, maintain and cherish these shoes for a lifetime.
Size Details:US 10.5D.......UK 9.5E......Continental: 44D, for the medium witdth foot.
Excellent, showing lmodest wear. And a particularly rich, deep color.