Got my Tricker's Austerity Stow from Leather Soul BH (Thanks Bryan!). I will be posting a comparison review with Alden Indy Chromexcel once I break it in. But here is my initial reaction:
Shoe came with Tricker's own brand of shoe wax (smells very similar to Saphir), two shoe bag and instead of using plastic, they used a piece of cloth to separate and pack the shoe.
Leather is not Chromexcel, it is stiff but not as stiff as Red Wings. I do not foresee a long break in time for these though. IMO, quality of leather used is definitely for country/beat them up type.
Tricker's stow last is definitely a better fit than Alden. More wiggle toe room side ways, and up and down. Alden shoe size was 10 D, Tricker's shoe size is 9.5 D.
Last of all, quality control is definitely better than Alden. When I got my Alden, there were still flakes of leather left on the welt. It looked like the sanding part was a bit rush. A bit of glue residue is visible at where the leather meets the heel. Tricker's on the other hand, I looked it over and over for flaws and I just can't seem to find any.
Anyway, Tricker's is my intro to English shoe makers, and I am impressed. Next on the list are: Carmina, Church, Crockett and Jones, Saint Crisipin, John Lobb and Edward Green boots...and just boots.