B, definitely calf. Btw, how do you like the ones you got?
D, I went w/ tan water buffalo. I don't really own a lot of black (the oneboot, oneshoe, Alden plain captoes, AS suede and cracked Nettletons). It's just that if I had to have just one shoe and one boot, they'd be black.
I agree about the style. Not sure it's for me too and I wonder about the durability of the elastic. But I love loafers for the convenience of being able to slip them on. So I'm hoping these will be similar. At first I was thinking of another chukka, but I have been wanting to try a chelsea. DW makes some beautiful, very shapely ones. And when I asked him for his favorite style of boots, he said he'd really been loving the chelseas he'd made for himself. Part of why I've been a fan of chukkas/George boots is that I wanted ankle protection in a motorcycle fall. But w/ the baby, I've been planning to give up the motorcycle.
These G&G ones of Teddieriley are among the best I've seen:
Originally Posted by teddieriley
You can easily order these in Vintage Rioja. I saw someone with some sort of vintage cherry, but I don't know if that is available in the MTO line or if it was bespoke. This is on the MH71 last, I believe.