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  You and me both.  I prefer to go in for a fitting before ordering online.
You have quite a bit of latitude in selecting a suit.  Wool is a safe choice.  Mohair, cashmere, or blended fabrics are also reasonable choices.  For your stature, stick with a two button jacket.  Creates a deeper "V" and accentuates the vertical line.  Stay away from three button or double breasted jackets.  Omit the cuffed pants and shoot for a one inch break on the trouser hem.  You can go with a single or double vent.  Opinions may vary, but the vents make it easier...
  It's a personal choice.  You can return the seconds, but there's no guarantee you can find a better pair.  With first quality, you can ask for a different pair if needed.  Whether first quality or seconds, AE provides very good customer service.
No doubt Alden fits a variety of styles.  I'm still a big fan but would like to branch out.  I have a pair of George Cleverlys on order (thank you Leather Soul), I'm in the process of ordering a pair of boots from Viberg, and 'd like to try Carmina and Trickers.  At least one pair of each so I can diversify a bit.
AE makes their own belts from the same leathers as their shoes.
  If there are other brands you'd like to try, then you may want to pursue that.  Move outside your comfort zone so to speak.  You might something you like just as much.
  Can you afford the extra money?  I don't know your financial situation, but $50 is not much difference for a shoe that you will have many years.  Considering that most seconds are just fine, I can't see spending the extra money.
The unlined suede has plenty of give to it. I went TTS on my 1494s. They fit very well. That's Leydon last by the way.
Color #8 is a great starting point.  I think people forget sometimes that the color changes over time.  #8 is a rich color that has more depth than cigar.  Though I'd say ravello is more vibrant than either.  Ravello and to a lesser extent cigar gets more attention because its more difficult to obtain.  Having said that, go with what pleases you.
They are crazy busy.  It's a small operation considering their popularity.  You might try calling maybe middle of this coming week.  Patience is best.
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