Ha. I'm pretty sure that I have never seen Alden do a Color 8 CXL before... Their Brown CXL frequently has burgundy undertones to it.
I have a pair of JCrew x Alden Indys that are supposed to be dark brown. They are very "color 8 ish", and not at all like the brown CXL Allen Edmonds Bayfields I used to own -- enough to be annoying, actually...
I'm really looking forward to the Ironsides Indys I have on order.
Gents, I received my EFF October shirts in the mail and I had ordered the Deep Indigo AND Greycast Wool/Linen shirts (L) and thinking of unloading them if interested. I know the indigo was in hot demand.
Went online to check my budget and pick up an heirloom (thanks again for the sizing advice), but saw more things added to the sale section. Came away with a Vitorio in midnight and the Java hop sack walts... So much for the heirloom budget.