Why wouldn't I care for that shade?
Will try giving them a call in a bit
Not on the Modified last you can't . . .
I'd say a trip to Paris is in order, but one pair of Aldens would put me well over the customs exemption limit.
Not sure if you're referring to the picture above or if you've seen the above. Note that this chart shows the Modified last as having the 2nd "largest" volume and the 2nd widest. I think it varies from person to person but to me, the key characteristic of the ML is that the heel is much narrower than say the Barrie or Trubalance and most of all, it has a significantly contoured and narrow waist.
It also has more room in the toe box than say the Barrie. The Modified last also (again, my experience only) is much better for people with a higher instep/arch. Some of my Barries feel a little snug across the instep while the arch and heel feel a little loose whereas the same size Modified last shoe will feel good across the instep and fit my arch and heel much better.
The Modified last is so far my favorite Alden last although I don't have experience with all of the lasts.