After lurking for sizing advice (thanks), I thought I would register to show my recent Alden irregulars. I had to get the right camera angle to show the small side impression on the 8 Barrie Chukka that came today. I have had the Aberdeen Cap Toe for a bit and really couldn't find anything wrong. Alden can bypass the retailer and just send these "mistakes" directly to me in the future. Both fit nicely, but I expect the Hampton to be the best last for me. I'm not sure if I would go down a half size on other Barrie boot styles though.
Wow. I had the same indent on my Color 8 Chukka firsts from Alden DC. Great deal!