13 years... I think that is the current record.Kev'n, what's with all the necroposting?
Really? Over C&J benchgrade?LOL. Member mrslaavw, it appears, gave up waiting for a response in November 2007! :crazy: However, in response to the question he asked, my choice would be, hands down, Alden. :beers:
I kind of agree. Alden excels at more casual style and shell cordovan. Everyone should have a pair of Indys and at least one pair of Alden shell. For dress, shoes, C&J gets my vote over Alden because they are just more elegant and C&J has a far wider selection of oxfords.Perhaps the only thing in fashion and style more subjective than men's shoes are women's.
My answer is that there is no way you should do without either.