Wisdom abounds on this board, and well beyond shoes.
I am going to keep my beautiful new bag!
Don't really have anything to add, just thought you gents deserved to get a piece of my mind. Thanks to this forum I now own over 30 pairs of shoes (most of which are Allen Edmonds). I have run out of hiding places and room to store all these d@#n shoes and have even started rivaling the wife on closet/general bedroom space! You all should be ashamed of yourselves!
I understand. My wife was counting shoe boxes there for a while as well and was starting to get a bit peeved. I will tell you how I handled it. One of my sons also liked shoes and had a need for additional income. I started him in a side business buying and selling shoes to flip on ebay. This means there is a frequent delivery of shoe boxes to the house and a nearly equal number going back out. She now assumes all boxes arriving are just part of that side job. My shoes arrive under that radar and quietly go into the closet and I occasionally remove a less favored pair out through him as well. I killed two birds with one stone: Extra money for him and a perfect cover for my shoe addiction. You may now shake your head in amazement.
Does Saddleback make their bags in the USA? Not that it matters for the discussion but I heard they were moving some production here(from Mexico?)....or do I have them confused with someone else