Yeah, that's what seemed so strange. That would have been some second-degree psychological foolery—not that I'd put it past Kering. I think it would look nice with the seam on the vamp, like in the show. Given the choice, however, I suppose I prefer no seams to the excessive stitching in the other pic. I still haven't had the chance to handle them though, which sounds like it makes a big difference with the Devons. They seem kind of love-or-hate.
@Niyengar I second this, though I really don't need a €1000-temptation. I already know I'm going to cave and grab the suede chains, but I wish they'd reissue them in calf instead.