Thanks, guys. I think I've really been bitten by the Alden bug. I have been lusting after some cordovan Aldens for a while now, but could never bring myself to buying a pair. Keep in mind, up until now, I've mostly worn sneakers and Cole Haans that I get on sale for $100. I think most guys looking to "up" their shoe game start out with something a bit more reasonable like calf AEs, but I really went overboard!!
Congrats and welcome to the family! Looking good!