Tell me about that weather - I don't want to broadcast where I am, but let's say this has been a record for the most snowfall, at least 2 snowstorms a week, one even included a travel ban. Today digging my car out of the parking lot (again), I was thinking thank god I went with my RW beckmans instead of the Daltons - not trying to knock the Daltons, I just wouldn't want to be wearing them when snow is up to my knees.
If you like the Carlyle, check out the Oak Street - I saw that in the store and it looked better in person than the pictures.
Are you part of the brotherhood? I have winter boots that I wear everyday but I can see myself purchasing the long branch. The carlyle is one sexy shoe, AE did someothing good with going sleek and not old man grandpa style