Any one here picked up a pair of the walnut cordovan Stow from retricker last week? Stainless or brass eyelets - just curious if it's a case of lottery or retricker reusing a photo from some previous batch.
Visited Gary's a couple of times recently, and if I recall correctly their selection is very basic; indy 405, color 8 ptb and lwb, and the unlined dovers. The closest shop with anything remotely interesting is Unionmade up in LA with its tanker in natural CXL and the color 8 chukka with antique edge on commando sole.
In general I do agree with you, Viberg online doesn't need such a feature 99% of their sales, but it does detract from the overall shopping experience, and possibly any sort of "high-end" retail image they may be pursuing. But, imo as it was, still much more egalitarian than the "lists" that some of the Alden retailers uses to allot their rare shells releases - haha.