Nice writeup. Hope to do the same at some point.The RTW NMWA carries is I believe the exclusive line (the best from AS being handgrade). That being said, AS exclusive might be some of the best quality/cost. Oak bark tanned channeled soles, and rather thick but fine leather. I'm personally a big fan of the Wilson and the single monks NMWA has in stock. Have seen many examples of 10-20 year old Alfred Sargent shoes holding up well at my place of work.