I doubt this is going to become a reoccurring feature, but this is where I plan on righting some previous sartorial wrongs. I'll be honest, a good amount of the stuff featured on Sart Inc doesn't get the hands on treatment from yours truly and I can see how that has the potential to create a disconnect here or there. Cut me some slack, I live in Charlotte and we've got virtually nothing.
While in NYC a little while back I finally saw these Alden bucks at the Steven Alan showroom. I had previously sung their praises and even went as far as to call them "some of the best looking shoes currently on the market." Whoops. A friend put it best, "these look like nurse's shoes" and that's more or less the problem. Also, the leather doesn't deliver in person and, while apparently calfskin, just feels and looks cheap. So, yeah, I think you should pass on these badboys regardless of Steven's reputation and his other stellar Alden makeups - unless, of course, you're starting your residency this spring. My bad.