That's a shoe orgy there.
I luvz my Alden whiskey LWB.
Kinda heavy on the light colors? No?
Not that I don't really like light colored shell.
Do you already have the AS shell shoes in hand or are they on order? I am very impressed with the one pair of AS Exclusives that I own - would be very interested in seeing how well they work in shell.
And lastly - you indeed will not NEED any more shell shoes for more than a decade. But in my experience need has little to do with it.
For my Alden, I try to only have 1 shoe and 1 boot per shell color (my way of limiting the damage).
Lots of whiskey but I have a fair amount of darker shell and calf shoes. The AS shoes/boots are on order. I am also very impressed with the quality and might not return to C&J Benchgrade (although I might pick up a pair of black Drummond). I will post pics once I receive them but from the AS whiskey shell MTO I have seen so far, they are pretty wicked.
Oh, and I do my fair share of rationalization to ease the conflict. Funny, the better half shares the same sentiment.