Well, I'm new to this forum and thought I'd jump right in with a new purchase. . .Just got these today, a pair of Alden Cap Toe boots in black cordovan on the Plaza last. Here's a link to the boots: http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/index...p_Boot_169.htm I bought them for casual to semi-casual wear. . .Jeans and business casual at the office. They've got a commando sole, so, they would not be appropriate with a suit, but a pair of black or gray pants with a sweater or something like that would be nice. Not sure I'm going to like the cordovan. It's very shiny. Of course, the shoes are new and may fade a little bit with wear, but these shoes are shiny. Very well constructed, and I'm sure that with proper care, they should last for years.