So I just won these Alden cap toe boots on Ebay:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=170317210133 It is apparent from the manner in which these were listed and the responses to the questions, that the seller really doesn't know much about Alden cordovan boots. Based on the interior markings (7H/6 044 4060M) it suggests these are a model number 4060, which I understand to be the model number for the run of the mill cap toe boots in No. 8 cordovan shown here: http://www.theshoemart.com/cgi-bin/c...Cordovan&type= However, despite the poor photos, the seller was quite clear that the boots were chocolate brown in color. The boots are also marked as being a "special riding boot made exclusively for Eduard Meier, Munich," which is very high-end shoe store. I also came across this very similar pair of boots: http://www.brownsfashion.com/product...lden/93851.htm, which is also clearly advertised as brown. Finally, I found an old discussion re. Alden Cigar Shell on AAAC, where someone claimed to have Alden cap toe boots in Cigar and posted this pic: http://i14.tinypic.com/2j0egdv.jpg So did I just score a great deal on some sweet cap toe boots in Cigar Shell or just an average deal on a darker run of No. 8? Thanks.