Today breaking in the new cigar chukka's that arrived from TSM:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Fantastic chukkas! Cigar kicks ass.
Personally, I wouldn't buy a shoe that I didn't like just because it said "Alden" on it, but to each his own.
They look as the same design as Aldens. They wont fill the from of the indys though.
There for boots and they look like the same tip as the indys.
If I'm not mistaken, Woodlore makes the trees and Alden, AE and others just put their name on them.
I also bought the Epics for a pair of my boots on the advice of BootSpell, and I think they are the best tree for boots that I have seen/used. So +1 to these comments.
I just moved from Pittsburgh after living there for 5 years. There were a few things that I liked about it, but not enough to outweigh everything else. (That is the most mild way that I could think of saying it.)
However, I will not hold this against you.
Sorry, I could not keep that to myself. I am very passionate about my dislike for that city.