Sorry if this has been addressed: did AE at some point upgrade the Kenwood from corrected grain, brush-off leather to fullgrain calf? I am guessing so based on the current Shoebank description--but it's a little ambiguous, describing the shoe as premium unlined calfskin AND "grain calf." What does this mean? Is the strap alone corrected grain? I'm thinking about nabbing a pair of seconds for $169. Or shell for $399? Or not.
which color and which sole? the burgundy and black on leather sole are corrected grain. the rubber soled versions are calf. there were some other grain versions a while back. i have a pair in brown grain and i love them for casual wear. i prefer the fit and feel over my rancourts.