The post right below yours is the best representation of Color 8 in person. Gentlemen, I have read online that getting an Alden shoe resoled by anyone other than Alden will result in a "less tight" feeling in the shoe, due to differing resoling methods. Can anyone confirm/deny this?
Just in from TSM, took a huge gamble on sizing since I didn't get to try them on in-person before purchase. Rather I went with word of mouth and got the same size as my barrie size.
As it turns out, these are the best fitting Aldens I have. Crease in the vamp is from trying on
You can try seeing if CitiShoes has the ravello NST in your size. They are listed as "Brandy shell cordovan" http://www.citishoes.com/pg7.htm Also J. Gilbert has a color 8 NST boot on the Plaza, with commando sole. They also have the blucher too http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index.cfm/Shoes-Norwegian_Front_Boot_254.htm If you have preference towards one last over another though this may be problematic.