*Vintage – ALDEN for PRIVATE STOCK, Plain Front Derby: 47C
Size: 46-46.5 [US12-12.5] [UK 11-11.5], 47 [US 13] [UK 12] und grösser/and larger
Styles: All Weather, Derbys
Alden for Private Stock
Plain Front Derby (Blucher)
This handsome Goodyear welted Derby with 360 degree Storm Welt was first sold by the haberdasher, Private Stock. This is a massive, supremely useful shoe for town and country, but one that does not compromise appearances for practicality. This is footwear to give decades of service to even the extraordinary requirements of a big or heavy gentleman.
About the model: The Plain Front Derby is one of the perhaps dozen most basic gentleman’s shoes and has a prominent palace in every collection. This is an ideal shoe to wear when surveying your country estate in your baggy tweeds or knickerbockers, but equally suitable for daytime wear in town. Of course perfect with any casual dress; khakis, tweeds, checks, corduroys or any earth-tones suitings. The leather itself, a warm brown/tan Calfskin, I find to improve with age and weathering; it takes beautifully to polish to become more handsome with a few years and miles on it.
Condition: Good, moderate wear.
Color: The first picture is the most accurate; medium brown.
Size: US 13C thus a 47 C Continental size. fits a 12D nicely.