Maiden voyage of Color 8 LHS. Got them from a store display for cheap. Couldn't pass up. :-) I took a pic of the sole, the Shell stamp is different than newer shoes. I will post later and see if anyone can approximate their age. Also, is there a way to tell when they were manufactured based upon what's printed inside them?
So one day your shopping online and you come across a pair of "penny loafers" that cost $645 because their made out shell something or other. Even though it sounds crazy you investigate further and find Style Forum which has a whole never ending thread devoted to footwear made from a horses ass. Unbelievable! So you drink the cool-aid and before you know it you've bought one, two, four, eight pairs of shell cordovan shoes within months. Your in deep now. You've spent untold thousands of ¥en on these things and all your partner says is "what, another pair of brown shoes? While hurriedly trying to break-in your latest rare shell find, using the Mac Method of course, you trip over the dog in the living room. You hit your head and go into an irreversible coma. In her inconsolable grief your wife donates all your shoes to charity. Now some guy who lives under a bridge in a refrigerator box is wearing the whiskey colored Indy boots you waited three years to get.
I asked what last and width they were but apparently Alden don't give them that information?? They did say they thought it was Leydon last, E width.
The model number is 40554H and written inside is 3H26Y022 15 M3807C, if that means anything to anyone.
10D Trubalance is a good fit, with room for thick socks, 10D Barrie J Crew cap toe is slightly narrow.