Originally Posted by BeSpiffington
IJReilly, what part of the world do you live in that both shoes are the same price? Both shoes are Goodyear welted so they can easily be resoled, which is a plus because they're not by any means inexpensive. Can you possibly get to try either one on someplace? I have both and they're each really nice shoes.
I live in Stockholm. I have tried on both shoes, and they both fit well. I have a collection of Church's, Alden's and Tricker's, so I am familiar with fine footwear.
The reason they are the same price is that Alden's are so ridiculously expensive in Europe (about 900 dollars vs 1000 for the RL Marlows)