SHOESTHE AMERICAN STANDARD
are some mail-order retailers of fine men's clothing whose catalogs
suggest that the finest quality shoes, short of custom made, come
from England. We at Fairclough & Co. would like to challenge that
assumption. The best shoes for the American gentleman come not from
England, but from New England. Since 1884, Alden has taken the principles
of English shoemaking and adapted them to American style and, even
more importantly, to American feet.
shoes, like those celebrated English shoes, are built mostly by
hand, on American lasts that shape comfortable shoes for the American
market, in styles that reflect American traditions, American tastes
and American innovations. And while Alden shoes are hardly inexpensive,
they cost considerably less than English imports of comparable quality.
invented the tassel loafer that has become a classic, and the original
remains unsurpassed. You can also get the same loafer without the
tassels, as well as lace-up wingtips, dressy cap toes, brawny brogues
and other styles. The classics endure, but every new season brings
a few new styles and colors to freshen your shoe wardrobe, as well
as more relaxed styles in Alden's Cape Cod casual line.
shoes. Unsurpassed quality. Flawless taste. American style, fit