@TtownMD I am waiting for my first two pair of Alden's from special orders...all of mine have been purchased from stock or second hand. Have to say I am enjoying the wait...got broken in with Vibergs and pre ordering. Just keep looking at the beautiful shoes here and your wait will be worth it.And def. Check out @mdubs site it will help a ton
The welt on the Alden pictured to me is bigger than the AE...that is why I like the AE better for that style makes it sleaker. Also I prefer the lesser vamp area of the AE. That being said I don't own the Alden in that shoe so just going off pictures which can be deceptive.