I buy the models I like. All of the purchases were planned with the exception of one; the Winn Perry cap toe boots that someone posted here. It actually worked out for the better because I was looking at a similar C&J boots, but had not research on where to buy yet.
I will probably come back later and get several models with commando sole to wear in the rain.
Sure, but IMO planning your Alden purchases takes some of the fun out of it. True of most things, tbh.
Also most Alden soles work fine in the rain. You can weatherize regular leather soles with leather dressing.
A new dark brown suede wingtip boot
(can't link directly, but it's #3 out of 16 in the slideshow)
Longwing blutchers in #8 cordovan (and possibly black) - they sell these at the NY stores
(slides 6 through 8, slide 13 and slide 16)
At first I thought the snuff suede wingtip boot (slide 11) was Alden because of the crepe sole, but the laces make it appear to be Crockett and Jones. The pebble grain captoe boots, the chelsea boot and the dark brown pebble grain wingtip boot are all Crockett and Joens on dainite soles.