fitchottie, I'd say it's normal for Alden. It's true for about half the Alden blucher boots & shoes I own, including some ravello boots and suede longwings.
Ok good to hear... I find myself being ok with little things like this more and more when it comes to Alden. I remember when I use to freak if a stitch wasn't correct ... Lol , I ask these questions on here to make sure I aint crazy...
Gentlemen, crap I can not believe all of the beautiful shoes exhibited over the last 48 hours. I am glad to see so many beautiful LWBs out there now!
I am a little behind on posting, but will try and makeup soon.
Also, I fid talk to Kathy at Alden DC about doing another run of the Black Grain on Color 8 Saddles (Blackbird Saddles) and she was talking as if she was going to do another run of them again sometime. It is easier for her to add them as they already have a style number. I haven't frankly checked on the status of that in months though.