I realize that I'm on the Carmina thread (and I love Carmina), but will you give me your preferences of the Carmina navy suede longwing vs the Alden suede longwing (barrie last)? I just ordered blue suede longwings from Alden NYC, and a day later skoaktiebolaget releases the ones above! How different is the blue color and the fit of the lasts? I can send the Aldens back, but I wouldn't do so with the Carmina version due to shipping costs. Thanks in advance!
I think my preference is for the Carmina in this instance. I love both and find their suede pretty much on par but the last, leather laces and brass eyelets seal the Carmina for me.