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Why were these a "grail shoe" for you? I'd love to have a pair because they are unapologetic about their . . . toothsomeness.
Decent at best. The pairs I have are bologna constructed, and they are serving me well; but the leather seems a bit sub-par and the finishing on the antiqued ones isn't great and makes creases look ugly (discolored). Not bad if you can get them on sale. They have different quality levels though, and some of their rubber soled models are hideous.