I can't quite see the holes in the back, but I am guessing that you are seeing the place where they put small nails or tacs into the shoes to hold them tightly on the last. All Alden's have that. Sometimes move visible than others.
Thanks for the comment. No wonder the holes are on the same area.
Hopefully this isn't the Ashland thread-jack that broke the thread's back:
I prefer the smallest wallet possible as I keep it in a front pocket. Eight credit-card-equivalents are on one side and business cards are on the other. At first it was a pain to have to pull all eight C-C-Es out each time I wanted to use one, but by now it's second nature - absolutely worth it to have a perfect little piece of shell wherever I go.
Those Chocolate Suede Tankers are my #1 wanted boot/shoe right now. They look fantastic. Congrats to the wearer. Im jealous.
I talked to Leather Soul like a month ago, just missing the last restock. They are not planned till later this year possibly from what I understand and preorders are sold out.
I have the little new york in #4, Cigar and Whiskey. I am a long time dedicated card case and separate money clip carrier. The little new york is the perfect piece for me