Originally Posted by greekgeek
Ah, the plot thickens!
I too have read about the Faconnable shoes and I believe that Portwash** (AE's second tier eBay name) auctioned off a pair or two in the not too distant past.
Only one way to get to the bottom of this.....when the sealed box arrives at your door please open the sealed box for inspection. Then close it very carefully
You know, no AE I have ever seen has the sizing fraction. However, the writing font is exactly the same as AE. Also, the sole is not typical of Alden, but the heel pad is similarly raised like Alden's. Quite a mystery indeed.