So that article in the WSJ titled "When all the shoes fit..." http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303497804579242313439812406?mod=e2fb
prompted my coworkers to come running to me with the cover story from the WSJ "Off Duty" section.
I was then grilled about the shoes I'm wearing today - well, they're not shoes - they're boots. They the Alden for J.Crew Cap Toe Shell Cordovan #8 Boots that I got from KWHITELAW.
Then someone shouted out...these boots from Leffot are Alden and they're $720!!
"Please tell me you didn't pay that much for them...you're sick if you did. SICK!"
Well that was awkward enough for the workplace, but then describing how I obtained them was more complex.
"Noooooo, I didn't pay that much for them - don't be silly. I got a good price on them"
"Well, how'd you do that??"
So...yes, I'm wearing shoes bought by a total stranger and sent to me in Florida, and I'm wearing them today.