I picked up a pair of leisure handsewns in shell cordovan at Brooks Brothers 10 days ago for 20% off ($390 instead of $488). The shell cordovan shoes are usually excluded from sales in the fine print, but salesmen will
make exceptions. I'm the second forum member who bought from Brooks at a discount. Brooks seems to have frequent sales. Note that their loafers are not fully lined, unlike the product bought from Alden. Other possible sources of Aldens at low prices are Joseph's Shoes in Philadelphia (http://www.josephshoes.com/shopsite/alden.html;
they no longer list Aldens on their main website and didn't answer my email query last week about whether or not they still carry them) and Shoe Mart in Connecticut (http://www.theshoemart.com/category.asp?catid=2264
), which sells seconds. I was told to telephone and ask for Ed.