Thanks. I've been set on a pair of lwb for a long time, but after seeing the nst in cordovan at a store I couldn't take my eyes off it. Something about that stitch. I live in NYC and rarely see the nst, whereas the lwb is almost as common as Gucci loafers, though I'd aff rightly so, it's a great looking shoe.
Still undecided so perhaps better leave it to whatever feeling presents itself in the alden shop.