Very glad to join this thread. My first pair of Alden footwear was delivered today in the form of J. Crew punched cap-toes, and I find them to be jaw-dropping boots. I do have a bit of AE burgundy shell in my closet and couldn't be happier to finally own some Alden Color #8. When I removed these from the box, I was surprised by how dark they looked - The light in the kitchen is a bit yellow, and it made the shell look jet black.
It wasn't until I brought them outside into the daylight that the burgundy color really announced itself. They are striking, and I was lucky to have nailed the Barrie Last sizing on the first try.
I hope everyone's week is going well!
will follow you around the internet when you post such great pics lol