Thanks for sharing your experience, NYDRH! Your post made me realize that I can sometimes write tactlessly. I didn't mean to disrespect the cadet; after all, it's simplicity and elegance was a strong motivating factor in my impulse buy. I'm glad you're enjoying your pair. Were you the fellow that wore the cadet to his son's high school graduation last summer? If not, it's a clear sign my memory is failing due to overwork.
Doc, no worries I definitely didn't read it as such just wanted to provide an alternative perspective on that particular model. Not to further the fears of memory loss, but definitely wasn't me, my Alden lineup would be considerably smaller if I had to cover the expense of high school aged kids or any kids for that matter.