Hey Shawnc - I was one of the folks asking about the Alt Wein recently. And my interest was absolutely spurred by seeing that shoe on this site. If it wasn't sold out, I'd order one right now.
I'm still a rookie at this CEE88 and I seem to fall in and out of love with what I see on this site like a teenager going through puberty. But the one constant has been these epaulet alt wiens. I got the last one in my size and couldn't be happier with the purchase.
I had the 8ds in my cart but couldnt pull the trigger as ls boots were coming in. Alden problems.
It's a rough life isn't it? I hopefully have some shell indys coming next month from JGilbert, but I couldn't pass on the tankers. Luckily I'm done with shell boots until some browns come back someday.