Very nice, B. My jealousy of your shoes got the better of me, so I asked Chay how my stuff was coming. He sent me a picture of my boot uppers:
They're basically the Holburn boot, but substantially higher, in shell cordovan, with a bellows tongue and dainite sole. Should be the ideal motorcycling boot. I've asked Chay to switch the top hooks for eyelets and the two sets of eyelets below the hooks for hooks. It would make them a little quicker on/off when in a rush, which I always am. I'm really grateful to Chay and the rest of AS for being so flexible about these details. Can't wait to get them and wear them on a long ride in the rain.