To whomever asked ... The Tricker Cordovan is Italian IIRC
Here is a rather good article comparing Tricker and Alden cordovan
I didn't ask, but very informative and helpful summary. Thanks for sharing.
Today, I wore my shell macneils purchase from the sale recently. I was very surprised by how comfortable and light they were!! I would go as far as say this might just be my most comfortable AEs to date. Had I known, I would have gotten one sooner.
My wife loves Stuart Weitzman, kinda pricy though... Thank God, bc without it Alden and AE would be out of the question.
So, I have to ask a question here, hopefully someone can help me out. I have a pair of shoes I am on the fence about returning and still haven't decided (they are 2nds). They are 12E and I am normally a 12D. I have tried them on a few times, and I think I can live with the size, they fit alright with a wool sock, which will be their intended use.
My question is this: The outsole on the right boot is bigger than the outsole on the left boot, but about 1/4 inch, maybe a bit more (but this is not really affecting the fit, they leather uppers seem to be exactly the same). This makes the right boot seem really blobby, especially around the toe area. Is this something that can be remedied ? I will post a picture later if I can get a decent one showing what I am talking about.
I googled the sale and got these dates. Must be from last year. The web page doesn't indicate the year. Sorry, my bad...