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Yes, telephone would be best. The customer service is excellent. You can also contact Alden of San Francisco. They can get you the same shoes. My order from Alden of DC was shipped from stock at the San Francisco store. They have special make ups which do not appear on the website.
They will stretch out for sure.....
As jerrybrowne mentioned, they will loosen up. Wear them around the house for a while and see what you think. Mine opened up after about three wears.
No worries, to each their own. IMO, modified is a much nicer, sleeker last than trubalance and if I could I'd trade all my Indies on TB for a modified last. That picture probably doesn't do the boot justice
I spray them with Saphir spray. When they're really dirty, you can use suede shampoo (Saphir/LCA for instance). And I use a regular shoe brush (not a suede brush) to remove dust and dirt every now and then.