Today, I was the lucky guy. I bought my own pair of Alden Cordovan plain toe Blucher Oxfords (color 8). I was pampered by Hans & Franco at Van Dijk, Waalwijk it's not just buying some shoes, no you become the proud owner of....It will be difficult to follow the maintaining rules, as rule 2 says "Try to give shoes a day of rest between wearings to allow moisture to dry out. Your shoes will last longer". Hans see you in 10 years when I need a new pair!