You bring up an interesting point, Tifosi...how much would you pay? What if we got a group together who was willing to pay a premium...and took it directly to Alden.
I would bet we could get 100 orders for a #4 makeup out of this thread. Let's say many might pay from 800-900. That would be an order for 80-90 thousand dollars! I would bet that order would rival many smaller Alden retailers orders per year and would make Alden take us seriously. Perhaps we could get someone like Mac to be the liason (if he isn't already!). I'm thinking something like a Gustin jeans model. We could probably even set it up as a Kickstarter if we got Alden's blessing. I have to believe that if they had a single order for 100 pairs of boots, they might at least take notice.