I've just recently purchased a number of both AE and Aldens. This site has been both extremely helpful in regards to the information it provides and extremely dangerous in regards to the enabling I recieved.
I started by getting a couple of pairs of AEs that were on sale at Nordstrom and quickly graduated to a number of other shoes to include a pair of Jeffersons, a pair of Indys, and a pair of BB Cordovans with matching Alden Cordovan Belt.
I do believe I've picked up another nasty habit. Quality doesn't come cheap, but it sure is nice whenever and whever your able to find it. The great thing is that these shoes could very possibly last me a life time.
I just recently conditioned all my new shoes with Saphir Renovateur.
Thanks for the info and the enabling.