Founded in 1884, the Alden Shoe Company prospered by relying not on low quality mass-market but on high quality dress shoes.
Famed for first introducing the tassel loafer, an American classic from the moment it was first introduced in 1952. It was an ideal shoe for ivy leaguers who needed something dressier for life in the business world.
Then, in 1957, Brooks Brothers, at the height of its fame as the Ivy League emporium, approached Alden and expressed an interest in including Alden shoes in its collection. For half a century of brand history, Alden symbolizes classic elegance and prestigious status.