Quite a few Alden sightings here in the ATL....LHS, tassels and chukkas as well as a few Indys and LWBs.....pretty good mix of shell and suede as well.
I have mixed feelings about this as part of what initially appealed to me about Aldens was the fact that they are so unique.
However, they still stand out from the crowd of cole haans and bit loafers.
I've actually seen quite a few Alden's in the wild. The Tassel mocs and full-straps are practically required attire for attorneys in big law firms. There are several models that are extremely traditional (tassels, full straps, cap toe bals, medallion cap toe bluchers); these are the ones I've seen frequently in the wild. I suppose these are the models that BB carries, making them fairly common. The more unique make-ups (i.e. shell boots and various bluchers) are difficult to find in the wild outside of NYC, ime.