Tricker's scotch grain varies.
I've got a pair of the brown Grasmeres and the leather is kind of meh. Stiff and kind of plastic. I think it's actually zug.
But I've also got some tan scotch grain Stows and some burgundy scotch grain stubby Stows where the leather feels so much nicer. Not plastic at all.
Given your choices, I'd pony up the extra and get the shell Aldens.
That Hazelwood parka is only $142 if you're looking for something to wear while riding your Tauntaun.