Not to be a Debbie Downer, but its pretty evident that Alden special orders and even stock models are getting harder and harder to come by.
With even color 8 and black shell make-ups taking up to a year (or more) to get confirmed and exotics taking 1, 2 (or even more) years, its a totally different world than just 4 years ago.
Be happy and thankful for what you have boys, and enjoy often....Doesn't look like the future will bring much in the way of improvement.
On a brighter note - visited the shoe mart today and they had some nice irregular offerings
A bunch of Kudu Indys in 10.5, as well as Black model 401 Indys
There was one pair of 403 indys in 10D with a minor discoloration on the vamp that looked great.
Also, a lot of sizes in a blue suede plain toe boot with brass eyes&hooks. I think it was Barrie last.
Not an irregular but the blue CXL wingtip boot with brass also looked sharp in person!
Other things that caught my eye in person:
1. Dark Brown calf captoe medallion boot on the plaza, all eyes. Super nice
2. Dark brown calf plaza Indy boot.
3. Brown CXL plaintoe boot with brass eyes and hooks on commando. I would have taken this one home, had my size been available.