Thanks folks! I put myself on the waiting list for the cigar shell cap toe from Alden DC. No deposit, but also little to no chance of fruition. I think I was 6th or so for my size and they're getting 4 pairs for that size.
Received my two wool trousers (flannel and worsted wool) in the new Italian cut. The cut is aggressive, but not overly slim for me. In fact, I'd say it's the best fitting pair of pants I own now and I will definitely be a repeat customer once some options are restocked.
I can see why people don't like the low rise, but it works for me and it's not too fashion forward.