Namor, I thought that you quit trolling...
Well said, Michael.
It is the sister shoe to the LWB you have.
On Dainite from @Skoaktiebolaget
These are one of my favs.
I too believe that shell cordovan makes a great balmoral style. The English particularly have always seen shell as an informal leather, hence the term "Crup"
But other great Euro makers have come to see its intrinsic beauty for formal settings. Vass and Carmina both do excellent balmoral/oxford styles in shoes and boots.
I think that over the years the depth of color and things like the leathers ability to hold a shine well have given rise to makers celebrating shell cordovan leather as a very formal expression.
The work wear nature of cordovan was a definite reality in the past and its formal qualities are recognized in the present.
There is some discussion on these in the C&J for RL and C&J threads. They appear to be C&J on the 240 last. Interesting that they changed the product description to indicate Horween. They still spelled brogue wrong though haha.