I suspect there is more than a "these are nice shoes" connection to this pair** - and that, perhaps, but for that, these would have been swapped out for the black shell version, model 2211. No?
A nice pair of shoes nevertheless.
** My 905's, burgundy calf captoe bal (perf tip), were my first pair of Aldens, and I can never talk myself into parting with them (and that's even after I acquired the color 8 version).
I had a hunch that was the case. Well done.