Alden for J. Crew Longwing Bluchers | Natural & Navy

 

Alden for J. Crew Men's Bluchers Longwings

 

I know what your won­der­ing, “Is J.Crew becom­ing more of an upmar­ket menswear mecca or is the menswear move­ment in gen­eral get­ting more and more spe­cial­ized?” That answer is beyond my pay grade but I will tell you that J.Crew is at it again, team­ing up with Alden to offer some lim­ited edi­tion long­wings (derby style shoes char­ac­ter­ized by wings that extend the full length of the shoe, meet­ing at a cen­ter seam at the heel) that can’t be found any­where else.

Can I be hon­est with you? Whew (*wipes hand across fore­head), great. I’m sick and tired of pon­tif­i­cat­ing about shit like Goodyear welts, full-leather lin­ing and tem­pered steel shanks, so whether or not you give a baker’s fuck, let’s just agree that all those details and crafts­man­ship are valu­able, comes with all Alden footwear and move on.

What’s inter­est­ing here is the Nat­ural Chromex­cel with their Plan­ta­tion sole and Navy Suede with a red brick micro­cell rub­ber sole. Whether or not you like your bluchers to have brogue­ing (a pat­tern of punch-holes along the seams of a shoe, found in var­i­ous styles of shoe, notably the brogue) is a per­sonal choice but I, for one, am an advo­cate. Own­ing the Indy’s in Nat­ural CXL and the Tobacco Long­wings, these are the long­wing lovechild I’ve been wait­ing for.

So what’s the moral of the story? Don’t be an idiot, they’re just shoes. It’s always good to remem­ber that menswear doesn’t have morals. That being said, these shoes are beautiful.

- DJS

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