Rubber Dainite soles, isn't it easier/cheaper in the long run to get leather soles with rubber topy's put on? The Dainite sole will wear down and require a full re-sole as opposed to just replacing the topy in the other option, right?
Is the quality/longevity of Meermin's standard range comparable to the Loake 1880 range?
Wait wait... how do you guys tie your laces with an odd amount of eyelets (ie. 5)? I asked this a few pages ago now, didn't get any concrete answers apart from the usual bridle leather makers (Equus, Narragansett, etc.), which may or may not be too thick of a leather for suit wear.