Looks stunning, uncle. My pair unfortunately doesn't fit me as well, I should have sized down a half. Anyone interested in a pair of 9D RL Marlows? Should be a good fit if you are 9.5D, I also put Topys on them.
I love my Aldens, but Vass' shell cordovan shoes can be quite comparable to, if not better than, Aldens. They tend to be more sleek as well. Take a look through the Vass thread. Vass saddle shell semi-brogue & ravello plain captoe: Vass antique cognac shell semi-brogue: Vass whiskey shell punch captoe: