Having never owned a pair of Alden boots before I have taken the plunge, after much indecision, and ordered a pair of Leather Souls' NST Tanker boots in #8.
Alden are all but impossible to get in the UK so my only option was to order fron the US.
Tom at Leather Soul was very patient with me over loads of emails as I was really unsure of my sizing.
I am a UK9 in Crockett & Jones but a UK81/2 in Trickers, I think I am a UK9 in C&J as the last is narrower than Trickers.
The C&J I have are their Harlech boot in dark brown cordovan, C&J call it dark brown but what would Alden call it. Would Horween supply C&J a unique colour.
My Trickers are their Burford boot.
Tom said go for a US9 in the Barrie last so that it what I have ordered. UK9 = US91/2 = Barrie 9.
I hope it's right as the option of returning them to Hawaii is not realistic due to return shipping costs etc, by which time they will all be sold anyway !