Thanks for the heads up on the Marlow PTB, Hoit. The associate I talked to at my local RL store a month or so back didn't seem to know about ordering a pair, and essentially just checked the RL website to see what they offered since they don't stock my shoes in the store. I'll try calling another store to see if I can get someone a little more knowledgeable.
I'm sure a C&J dark brown shell longwing will be outstanding, but that just happens to be a style and color that I am pretty well covered on at this time. Good opportunity for others to jump in though as I agree with your assessment of Alden's recent cigar and ravello availability.