Thanks! I have been attempting to replace a very old pair of pre-SF John Varvatos Norvegese welted shoes that were just the perfect casual shoe. I got rid of them after two resoles and the welting started coming undone. I should have had them completely recrafted but did not know enough at the time. These things look like tanks and should be able to take a beating. My only other scotch grain shoes is a pair of EG what are a bit too nice for bar hopping and the like.