Whoa, did I miss something. These had exposed eyelets? :)
I was watching those as well. Good pickup! Looks like a plain Townly if you ask me.
I have not had my hands on these but if they are anything like the McAdams they are not made of the normal calf materiel. When I saw the McAdams in store last year they were very stiff and felt cheap vs the normal line
PSA: Just saw these on the bay, not my listing but sure as heck loving the style.
Interesting that these are model number 1381. According to the table I compiled from various sources, that's the number that was used for the Burgundy Fairgate. Must've been a one-off.
I haven't used Alden Leather Protector since I put it on my Brown Shell Townleys. It actually made them so dull that I stopped wearing them. Took them out last night and Mac'ed them up and they look much better. My guess is that the ALP mixed with residual cream and made them dull. I should try it again on some of my shiner shell.
Such a great boot and I wish that AE would distinguish there leathers in the write ups...I would love to see this leather used on more models...also there are other leathers they just list as brown or tan that unless you see in person you would never know what they really are.