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Alden Visit



—01. Owen going through swatches.
—02. Nate Humble drawing up a special Alden for Inventory.
—03. Stock Alden models.


A couple months ago we had the pleasure of meeting with Mr. Nate Humble on his trip to Vancouver, BC. He had been doing his West Coast sales trip and we were finally able to track him down with the opening of the Inventory Stockroom around the corner. The American shoe makers have seen a recent rise in popularity among the younger crowd in America, and while it's something Alden are quick to admit, it's not something they are quick to cash in on. They've always believed in working slow and steady to keep the factory running and maintain a healthy business. They pick and choose their stockists carefully and their special make ups even more so. It was a pleasant experience going through the swatches and possibilities with Nate and I'm definitely looking forward to doing it again soon.


Reader Comments (6)

Nate Humble is a true gentleman (and an excellent salesman). I've learned something new about shoes almost every time I've talked with him.
May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterR.A.
Ooooh! Any chance of sneak preview of what you might have in mind for your special make-ups?
May 14, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkg
Love the watch cap Owen is wearing above, any idea who makes it? Would definitely pick one up if something similar was available in the Stockroom.
May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJ.M.
Crikey, it took me days to find the back door, club house comment entrance... And when I say "find" I mean "directed towards".


Owen photo is great!
May 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJ.S
@ JM... Owen's knit cap is an Inverallan one we made last fall. We just put another order in a couple of days ago. Expect to see them in the Stockroom around October.
May 14, 2010 | Registered CommenterSimon Roe
I feel longwings coming or anything crepe soled.

BTW, imo owen should tuck his shirt in for a more mature look.
May 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWillibe

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