Today a customer came in wearing this pair of Alden Leisure Handsewns. They were Color 8 when he bought them seven years ago, but now they’ve faded to this beautiful brown. This is a testament to the durability of shell cordovan, as the customer had done nothing — no wax, no conditioner — to care for these loafers.
Absolutely stunning. This is the soul of craft as shown by the sublimity of time.