Originally Posted by sammy
Does AE also use Horween Shell Cordovan?
the shell is the same, just a slightly different color
Don't the AE's list for 525? If you wait and get the Alden's on sale at Sherman Brothers you are sub $500.
if you wait you can probably find the AE's on sale for $350 or so from some source. the retail prices are similar, but AE's are more frequently discounted and on ebay/B&S they will sell for much cheaper. they also depreciate MUCH faster if slightly used.