Can someone here comment on the quality of Carmina compared to Alden? I'm think hard about the snuff suede austerity brouge and i'm not opposed to the price ($550) but for that much money I can almost get into some more cordovan Aldens. Also, I know I can get an Alden wingtip blucher in snuff suede for under $500. I just don't know enough about Carmina. I guess I want to know if Carmina is on the same level of quality as Alden or is it a step up? The deadline to preorder is Friday so I need to make my mind up quick. Also, has anybody seen the Carmina snuff suede in person? Is it the same color as the Alden snuff suede? All I have to go by are pictures which can distort color.