Thanks guys. Easily one of my favorite pairs. There's a BNIB walnut shell strand on the bay right now that's testing my will power. If anyone that's a 9E wants to snap them up before me, that'd be great.
I unloaded my MacNeil for the recent Alden x Leffot Antique LWB pre-order. The 97 last isn't my favorite as it doesn't fit my feet well and it always looked better on the rack and it seems to look better on others than myself. Comes down to personal preference, but even when I had my MacNeils I kept wanting an Alden LWB.