I'm looking to buy a couple of versatile shoes this year and I think that a burgundy LWB is very versatile. I did a search on the forum and there was a thread about this topic a couple of year ago, and most seemed to recommend the Alden LWB... Which looks very nice, and a couple of years ago the Alden was probably the best shoe in it's price range. hat being said, after the Alden price increases and the Euro and GBP depreciation with respect to the USD, a couple of other LWB now cost about the same as the Alden. There is the Crockett and Jones Cheviot 2... And there is the Carmina LWB... The Alden LWB retails for about $715, The C&J one about $770, and the Carmina $750 (Incl Shoe trees). Considering the price is not that different anymore, is the Alden still the best option? also, is there any option better than these 3 at a higher price point?