I have a pair of NIB Alden #8 shell shortwings for sale. They come with the flexwelt, natural edge sole and are a size 8.5D on the barrie. This was a special makeup that is sold out and won't be remade for some time. Selling due to fit issues.
Asking $800 shipped CONUS.
I have no problem with Loro Piana fabric. They make some great stuff. It's the 100% cashmere that concerns me due to wear issues. I prefer camelhair for overcoats for this reason. Still soft and luxurious, but is hard wearing.