Alden and Beams just may have invented the process of collaboration as we know it today... Well maybe not quite, but the two well known companies have been working together for nearly 30 years creating an endless supply and variety of special make ups. Beams Plus in particular have taken advantage of Alden's custom abilities and have created some of the nicest models from Alden that we've never seen. At first glance, the latest pair of long wings appear to be quite simple, but by using a softer black leather calfskin and adding the black metal eyelets, it gives the shoe a more casual and sporty feel that I find especially appealing. I'm not one to dress up too formally very often, so when it comes to wearing a black pair of brogues there aren't a lot of options that grab my attention. The soft leather is likely going to break in quickly and beautifully to give a more pairing to denim in my opinion. In addition to the nice eyelet choice, I would love to see this model come with a natural coloured sole perhaps. It might sound odd, but I feel like the soft black could be nicely contrasted by the natural colour of a leather sole. The tonal choice by Beams + is far from bad as this is another pair of long wings I'd love to add to the arsenal.