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Suede... snakeskin?   http://www.ebay.com/itm/Paul-Smith-Sueded-Snakeskin-Oxfords-Grey-US-9-12-5-heel-to-toe-3-5-wide-/261002775748   Brooklyn Bootworks Brown Shell Cordovan Boots   http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brooklyn-Bootworks-Shell-Cordovan-Boots-9-/190666342145
Start reading here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/151480/kent-wang-affiliate-thread/750#post_5309027   Part of what is exceptional about the Kent Wang MTM suits (and shirts), as mentioned by wj4, is that they will send you a standard size (e.g. 34R) to try on with no expectation that you will keep it. Try it and send it back with your measurement tweaks and customization requests. For the same price as the standard sizes. I think it's pretty incredible.
Another high-quality, low-cost alternative: http://www.kentwang.com/about/suits/   $650 for a fully canvassed MTM suit from Kent Wang.
I've been trying out the Saphir Cordovan Cream to compare to Renovateur. More details when I have a chance to do a more thorough shine with it, but my first impressions are that the cordovan cream imparts a "harder", more superficial-looking sheen, whereas the Reno brings out a deeper glow. That said, I wear my shell boots in the rain all the time, and the shine from the cordovan cream stands up to rain (and can be brought back after being rained on) significantly better...
You can email them (really Betty) through the form on their website. Or info at their domain (carminashoemaker.com).
I was going to pick up the Navy and Chestnut baby cords (http://www.howardyount.com/collections/cotton-pants/products/baby-cord-chestnut) in size 28 today, since I was waiting for my paycheck... which was a mistake, since the Chestnut sold out in small sizes very quickly!  So if anybody has a size 28 Chestnut baby cord that doesn't work out for them... please let me know. 
Maybe your employer has some sort of insurance that covers theft of its employees' property on site? I don't even know if that's a thing, but it can't hurt to ask.
Oh. Looking forward to the smallest sizes!
The Knottery's knit ties are nice. I can't speak to any of their others, but the newer their ties the better they should be, since they had trouble finding good sources of fabric to work with them at first.
So, just to double-check the new stock of trousers I'm interested in, though I assume you uploaded the correct sizing charts: the baby cords (aw) and fine twill wool have the new slightly higher rise, and the linen and cotton do not, correct?
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