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…and I couldn’t be happier about it.

Readily available, US-made bucks, saddle shoes, and chukkas—complete with Goodyear construction, and priced mighty reasonably. Yes, please.

Oh, and did I mention the sheer volume of colors and styles on offer? Just take a look at this (perhaps overly generous) sampling:

Yeah, that’s a hell of a lot of good looking shoes.

Personally, I’m eying the navy bucks with the red brick sole. And the gray saddle shoes. In a big way.

Hit it up now, and get ready for the warm weather.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Walk-Over)

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These Alden for Epaulet black suede chukkas are the latest in a solid line of special makeups that the New England shoemakers have done for one of my favorite Brooklyn shops.

The black suede upper is something you don’t see every day on Alden models, and it’s complimented quite nicely by the tobacco laces and midsole. To keep you nice and comfortable as the weather turns and the mercury starts dropping, they’re fully lined in glove leather.

The “flex-welt” outsole is a double-leather sole that’s been heavily oiled for–you got it–flexibility right out of the box. Prevents that irksome break-in period and scores the shoes one more point for comfort.

They’re done on Alden’s Barrie last, which has a nicely rounded toe box that’s just right for this particular model. Anything less substantial might start to skew a little too delicate. But luckily, the shape does a nice job of balancing the minimal shape with some necessary heft.

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They’ll run you $450 and as the name suggests, you can only get ’em at Epaulet.

—Jonathan

(Images courtesy of Epaulet)

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