No idea I'm afraid. Never been sized for Alden. The 975 looks promising. Though I wonder what more versatile, the no 8 cordovan or the regular dark brown. I would wear with chinos and denim exclusively.
The suede on the toe was a real dark brown but the rest was sort of washed out looking. Never had so many defects in one pair of AE"s before. They are already back at the post office so I can get a refund. Pretty atrocious actually.