not everyone's cup of tea (calf?? ) but I quite like them. the reverse calf leather is thick and substantial without been overly heavy, and doesn't have the papery/crispy quality that most other A1923 leathers I've handled seem to possess. the matte colour and variance from buffed leather at the front (nubuck-esque) to coarser reverse at heel is nice too.
SS15 Calf Reverse ST3:Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
the shaft and ankle are wider than what I'm used to though, not the best for the shrink wrapped jeans!
Seems to be that he is moving entirely away from permanent folds on the ST3. The texture looks good on these, it is just a way different final shape than mine because of the lack of folding and forward stance of the boot. It must just only work with some leathers/treatments to crank them forward like that creating permafoldsTM.
having a wide shaft usually does cause problems with your shrink wrapped jeans