Designed by Blackbird in collaboration with Alden of New England, custom bootmakers since 1884, this variation on the classic white buck was inspired by our resident Beau Brummell, Charles "Leo" Gebhardt IV and his original and whimsical personal style. Over the past 3 years as our key Sales Associate at Blackbird, Leo has dazzled everyone in the neighborhood with his clashing/matching neckerchief sock combinations and geniusly coordinated shirt and tie pairings. This one's for you, Leo!

For anyone who hasn't worn white shoes before, there are two ways to go: keep them clean with a suede brush and eraser or wreck them a.k.a. "dirty bucks". It's really up to you.

Since this shoe is unlined it will have a softer and more casual look when broken in than a classic white buck. This we can't show since our shoes are sparkling new.

Alden for Blackbird - Charles Leo Gebhardt IV Unlined Buck
in ivory calf suede

STYLE: Plain Toe Oxford Blucher
LAST: Barrie
UPPER: ivory calf suede with subtle white patent leather piping
OUTSOLE: red brick sole
INSOLE: vegetable tanned leather insoles with the "Made expressly for Blackbird" heel pod
MID-SOLE: cork midsole with steel shank for long-lasting strength and support
LACING: round white Cordohyde lacing through five hidden eyelets
WELT: high quality Goodyear natural leather single welt construction
LINING: unlined for summer comfort
SIZING: These shoes run large. We recommend sizing down half a size. If you don't see the size you're looking for, please contact us for assistance.
sizes: 7.5 D to 10 D