wares: alden indy boots
Upper: Full grain brown waxhide leather.
Lining: Heavy, 100% cotton duck with leather facings at eyestays, back, and top.
Outsole: Oil-resistant Neoprene with with interior-tempered steel shank from heel to ball for maximum support.
More menswear love. Yesterday I went shopping for my boo and had the best of times in a little store called French Trotters on Rue Vieille du Temple, which carries among other brands Acne, Rocky Mountain Featherbed, and Our Legacy. While I was there I ran across not only the spectacular limited-edition Quoddy boots they carried last season, made specially for the brand by request of the manager of the Parisian French Trotters boutique, but also the above Indy Boots by American shoemaker Alden.
The company is based in New England, something I think the French find sort of mythical and charming, and this boot, the 405, was named the Indy after Harrison Ford wore them in the Indiana Jones movies. Whether or not that’s particularly appealing they’re stunning, with that lovely heaviness boots have when you hold them in the palm of your hand and try to hold balance with them as they seem to shift their weight back and forth from heel to ball. I think they’d look great with most things from this collection and almost anything at all on Nerd Boyfriend, my other obsession.