I was just thinking I need to pull the trigger on macneils but I think aldens 975A just looks so much better (personal opinion). For starters the blucher attachment doesnt touch the wing on the side. I might go with Leeds instead.
I have had MacNeils and the Adlen LWB. The Alden is on the Barrie last which fits a half size large and for me, that makes all of the difference between too tight and just right. While both are good shoes, I found the Alden to just be better quality and fit. I also tried the Leeds in shell versus the Alden PTB. Once again, better fit for me and I returned the Leeds.