Sorry to hear about your bad experience with Alden SF. I have had many good experiences there personally. Robert is pretty patient and will help you out no matter how many shoes you need to try on. When I first got fitted for my Tasseled Loafers (Aberdeen Last), he pulled out a 10D, 10.5B, 10.5C, 10.5D, 11B, 11C for me to try on. I ended up liking the 11B the best. They may not have a lot on the Trubalance last, but the Indy is one of Alden's classics.
Also, it is very nice to see another San Diegan on here!
Happy New Year!
Thanks Mike, that's great to hear. It was a let down as I had held off purchasing for several months knowing that I would be stopping by. The next time I'm up there I'll ask for him specifically so I can get fitted for the other lasts.
Happy New Year to you!