Thanks..being at 5-6 and wears SC length at around 29, I'm trying to visualize if sz38 (31 in) is a little long. While I don't intend to wear the piece with SC, it looks like the Alva model is cut longer. It think this is a great piece for layering with chunky knits.
Langdale has been on my hit list for quite some time. I already have the Grassmere, it's long wing/blucher cousin. While the styles are entirely different, I cannot decide between Langdale or Trickers Stow in Acorn..