these are going to be your other options from alden besides #8 and black.
You might add the norwegian front boot to the mix. If I recall correctly, there is a medallian sans cap toe in black shell available from JGilbert Footwear. Also, don't forget the that the cap toe might either be a straight tip or a perforated cap a la the JCrew king color 8 boot that most folks are rocking on this thread.
The question reminds me that I wondered about whether Alden should feature longwing boots in their lineup, just like Trickers does. What do you guys think, would you sport a gunboot?
Regarding the brown shades of cordovan, just be aware that these boots are considered relatively rare. Retailers who offer them have a rather long waitlist in most cases. If you're lucky, a forum member might sometimes put one up for sale. If so, buy first, think later. In the meanwhile, you'll find that Color 8 boots provide a nice tideover in the absence of brown cordovan. Many thread members have several color 8 boots and shoes.
Best of luck in your search!
Thank you, Uncle. I try to employ the Method whenever my wife and son have fallen asleep and work duties are taken care of. Clearly I need to work less lest I remain a junior nephew in perpetuity :)
Very nice king ptbs, btw. I like the ruggedness of the commando sole on yours. MTO I gather?
LS just cleared those out in #8 and black for $395 IIRC (might have even been $295) in larger sizes.. Didn't look quite 'right' for me so I passed
Don't forget NST and Medallion toe.