I'm actually glad that Herring had the courage to start their own line of footwear. While the make is by Loake, Barker, Cheaney and some Spanish factory, Herring does offer an interesting mix of regular and fancy designs. Brown calf-blue suede specs, case in point. I remember reading that they use somewhat better leathers on Herring pairs than regular factory pairs to offer something others don't. The more, the merrier.