Bummed that the unlined chukkas are out of stock in my size (9.5). Great deals for those interested.
As the unlined chukkas are a stock Alden model, might it be worth it to call the retailer, pay the discounted price over the phone and then have Alden drop ship you the shoes directly? Citi shoes did this for me when I wanted an e size in the unlined chukka. No harm in asking...
Hope it works out for you with Rooney. If not, think about the free shoe trees Citishoes will give you or the free shipping you get from Epaulet. Good luck!
I stumbled upon a great find and wanted to share. Rooney currently has a 20% promotion on all shoes/outerwear, which includes their limited stock of Alden. I just applied the discount code "spring" and it appears to work. The Chukka boot looks to have lots of sizes in stock.
Seven, thanks for reminding me about the Plaza. I'm not sure if it was you that mentioned an affinity for that particular last. To me it seems that Alden shoes and boots on the Plaza have a more refined look, even though I've never personally had any Plaza lasted shoes on my feet. I'm not too smart, but I'm teachable. While we're chasing unicorns lets dream that boot is made from Hoween colour #4 shell cordovan. That would kill'em down in SoHo. A guy would instantly go from gentleman to bon vivant. Women would say that man is a "rake".