It seemed like it was about time for another curated Sunday outfit. Built for milling around town, carrying some firewood, drinking multiple cups of Joe and fixing a set of French doors - this outfit is comfortable and easy to wear and should get you through any weekend event. The items feel sort of thrown together in terms of their color and different array of materials, but that's kind of how my Sunday's are. The EG workaday cords just jumped onto my must buy list while the other items are all classic stand alone pieces. Woolrich shirt, Barbour vest, Alden boots, Scala bucket hat, WM socks and Sierra Designs parka. You can strip down the layers if need be but at this time of year scarves and gloves aren't needed, just some corduroy, wool and water repellent materials for an easy indoor-outdoor ensemble.
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There are a lot of interesting lessons, facts, people and stories surrounding footwear alone. Enough to leave you hungry for more every time. I personally have never dug too deep into the history or background of shell cordovan because it's never been my first choice in a shoe. The slick, shiny and expensive part of a horse has often been left behind as I go with elk, calf skin or nappa. However, shell cordovan is something I probably should have read more about earlier, but since I didn't I am fortunate enough that Jordan at Winn Perry was kind enough to enlighten those of us left in the dark. The quick history is interesting, to the point and I felt like I was caught up on what I should have known. To top it off, he has a beautiful pair of Alden's 990's in the fine Horween developed shell cordovan.
Tres Bien have just received the fall footwear offering from A.P.C. and it’s well worth a look. There are three pairs in store but I couldn’t put the other ones on this website. The ankle boot comes in a dark brown suede and is lined with a warm cream coloured sheepskin. The crepe sole is a nice touch on the seasonal low cut shoes, but it’s definitely the work boot I’m more interested in. With an obvious Alden reference, these vegetable tanned, leather soled boots really do look beautiful. The shade of brown is perfect and it combines really well with the metal hardware, nice height and great looking sole. I'd probably rather buy the Alden Indy boot for less money and a more authentic product but A.P.C. has still done an excellent job with their nod to the American classic.
I'm sure some people have noticed my recent excitement over the online Ark store. Upon further exploration it's even better than I first thought. There are actually several stores within the site that each cater to slightly different brands and markets - all tied together by dopeness. I will try to settle down on taking everything from a store that is quite pricey and in Japanese. But before I do I thought I would post these beauties that American shoe maker, Alden, put together specifically for Ark. The company has been around since 1884 and have since perfected their craft. These suede moc toe boots are a pretty good example of that. The balance of the boot is spot on with a very nice sole, perfect stitching, a gorgeous color of suede and even a pretty nice looking shoe box. The stamp on the insole is a perfectly branded spot so that it doesn't take away from the boot, but relates how special and strong the collaboration is. These would be a good replacement for Redwings if you ever needed one.