That's a great looking boot. I was thinking about purchasing it, but the CXL was a no go for me. Would like to see the boot after it has been worn for a year. To me, CXL just is too stretchy, etc. A lot of people here love it. I would love that boot if it were country calf.Thrilled with my Carmina shells. They sprung up on me and now I have 4 pair. Anybody here have a pair of the single monks in shell?