Pardon for the slight off topic, though it's Alden related
so I have tried the tassel (on Aberdeen in shell) in 9.5D, it's just a bit too tight in the toebox, not sure if it will stretch enough (9.5E is too wide in the heel, 9E is too short), anyone has recommendation for alternative (CJ 325 and EG 184 feels tight in the toebox as well)? For reference I'm 9.5D on the right (which is the bigger foot) to slightly wide, though I generally don't take wide otherwise heel might slip (and most maker don't really offer wider width to try anyway these days...).
I got the same problem with aberdeen last, D is too narrow and E is too wide in heel. It's really a shame Alden doesn't make conbination size like B/E anymore, so many great models of Alden are made on the Aberdeen last.
FWIW, 14oz has shell tassels in shell on colpley last. http://www.14oz.com/leydon-hs-vamp-cordovan-tassel-loafer-19486.html