I am sold on shell cordovan Alden shoes. I love them. I understand their pricing and value because of how long they last. I am wondering what you think when it comes to plain calf shoes. Do Allen Edmonds last about as long as Aldens when it comes to calf? Do they wear and age about equally? Lastly, how to they compare in terms of value? I know a lot of this is subjective, but I am curious from those of you who have owned both of these brands for many years. Do Alden's live up to the additional cost over the years?