Keep in mind this is the last of the Frans Boone Parajumpers. If you don't see your size available, you're out of luck since they will not be restocked.
I recommend the PCT in grant last - http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens_cap_toe_boot_shell_cordovan_color_8/pv-ald-4060_ald_m_cap_toe_boot_shell_cordovan.html
@shoelover ^^This is exactly what I thought when I thought of "versatile color 8 boot". If you can swing the FB jumper with brass then that would be great, too. Good luck!
I have been eyeing these up for a long time, and while I've come around to the speedhooks over customizing a standard 4060, I am still a little apprehensive about the double leather sole when I plan to use these a lot walking around NYC. I have found some talk about this issue, but not too much. Does it make sense to pull the trigger on these and have a toppy/recessed toe tap installed? Would that impact Alden's restoration service down the road?
If one does go with the toppy route, is that best to do right away or wear in the shoes a while?
I don't have a lot of experience with leather soled shoes outside of the ones I wear exclusively for the office, which don't see much street wear (change into other shoes for commuting).
A few retailers are carrying this now. I saw it at DC, NY, and obviously TSM. When I was in DC a guy came in a bought them. I think its a boot Alden is offering as a "stock non-stock" style. They're very nice in person. Personally, I prefer a 360 degree welt but still nice nonetheless.
Edit: maybe I just noticed them recently