Fok here. This thread is getting super long and cumbersome, and the load is... large. So I'm going to close it in 2 weeks, and then break off Alden talk to new threads re. specific topics re. Alden. Some categories I've thought of are "Personal Alden collections", "Sizing questions about Aldens" and "Buying Alden: talk about vendors, availability,etc..." However, I don't want to do this in a hamfisted way, so I'm asking this community to please help me figure out good Alden categories, and I'm also asking for volunteers to write OPs for each section which will help all those new users who share your love of Aldens, but are maybe not as knowledgeable about the product or this community. Please help me help you guys. You can also PM me, but I feel that a positive, public discussion will get the best results. Please use the @LA Guy call out functionality when you answer this call to make sure I read your post, since things move fast.