C&J ffor Brooks Brothers comes to my mind even though C&Js shell tends to be dry. I think Viberg makes a better #8 in my opinion. But to be honest the better boots I was thinking of aren't even cordovan in most cases.
I haven't received it yet, but hope to in the next month or so. I ordered it the 1st of January this year. For now you can check it out in the EG catalogue as that's the only place I've been able to find a picture so far.
It's been a couple of years, but if I remember correctly that was pretty much it. But I was just looking for RTW and they just happened to have one in my size, it just wasn't listed on their website for some reason.
I didn't say Alden didn't make a great pair of boots, I just wondered if you found Churches to make a better boot. I guess by your response you believe they are equal as long as you get one without quality issues.