Thanks for the useful advice and opinions.
The color #8 looks very nice. I can certainly do that, too, as I work in a business casual environment. A couple questions:
(1) How do you think of the Black cordovan versus the #8 cordovan? Different uses, looks? I have become a fan of the Thom Browne look and figured I needed a black longwing but no need to be too doctrinaire.
(2) I live in NYC. Any thoughts on where to shop for Alden? I have heard the Alden store near Grand Central doesnt always have good customer service.