Some years ago (1999 or 2000) I bought a very high-quality pair of Faconnable chukka boots on sale at Nordstrom. They have fully welted commando soles, and in general seem to be somewhat higher quality than my Allen-Edmonds shoes. I have often wondered who the vendor might have been. I was just looking at the Alden of Carmel website, and the welting, lining and general workmanship look very similar to Alden products. Does anybody know whether Alden ever was a vendor to Faconnable...or can suggest any other likely candidate? (I'd love to post pictures but I don't have a digital camera, a scanner or the know-how.) Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated.