Still obsessing over my Shaker Heights makeup.
I asked in another thread here and on AAAC about leathers that were good for all weather while remaining relatively dressy. A response I hadn't anticipated was Scotch grain. As I was recently considering some grain MacNeil seconds, I tried to research AE's grain leather and found this neat 50s-vintage shortwing from an apparently German retailer. Cool shoe--very cool site: http://www.classicshoesformen.com/shoes/neuwertig-circa-1950-all-weather-allen-edmonds-full-brogue-oxford43-435c.
What I haven't found, however, is much useful information. What's the forum's general opinion of current grain offerings? Is the leather high quality, or does it look and feel like plastic? I've seen some debate one whether Scotch grain is necessarily "corrected grain"; presumably it can be made from any quality of calf or cow hide.
I don't know if I'd care for a full boot in this--especially in a plain toe. If I went this route with my Shaker Heights I would consider keeping the tweed (and a can of Scotchgard) after all.
This is almost the same as my MTO that should be here sometime next month (or the month after). I will post pictures when they arrive. I wanted something that looked like English country shoes.
Walnut Grain Calf
Brown Split Reverse Welt
Brass Grommets On Eyelets
Black Dainite Sole