1. Bonafe >>>> Alden in every aspect (finishing, handwelted, etc) for relatively the same price.
2. The model I showed is no longer being produced.
3. Alden does not do one off MTOs.
I think they are both - rugged in design and refined in execution. I am loving them more every time I look. If I could remotely justify another brown casual boot I would jump on 'em, because I think they would fit my wide-ish feet very, very well.