Designed by Blackbird in collaboration with Alden of New England, makers of custom boots since 1884. This model is our reinterpretation of the classic wingtip styles worn by generations of stylish and distinguished professionals. Nowadays, the style has evolved into a statement shoe that sartorial-minded guys are trying with modern, slim suiting and casual looks alike - we especially love the look with tight rolled raw denim and a rumpled oxford. Today, every guy could use a good pair of wingtips, and together with Alden of New England, Blackbird is proud to provide our customers with what we think is one of the best on the market.
Handmade shoes from Alden take a long time to produce so there is not always inventory readily available. If the size, width or style you are interested in is currently out of stock, or you have questions about fit, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org where the Blackbird crew will quickly answer your questions and do everything in their power to get them for you.
DETAILS: perforated short wing blucher, LAST: Barrie, UPPER: burnished burgundy calf leather, OUTSOLE: extremely durable, water resistant double Waterloc outsole, 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: Cordohyde laces through matching agatine eyelets, WELT: matching reverse Goodyear leather welt, LINING: fully leather lined. Note: These shoes run large. We recommend sizing down half a size.
It's tough to go wrong with this almost-black burnished burgundy finish. The shoe looks great under a suit or worn without socks with a pair of faded rolled up jeans or khakis. For dress, pair them with nearly any color suit or slacks you can think of. Black, gray, navy, tan, or olive green - this distinctive color covers them all and looks great doing it.
ps: to our Portland friends, look for this and more Alden styles in our Portland store as well.