Cordovan Mahogany: 18 shells (~ 38 square feet)
Cordovan Dark Cognac: 12 shells (~ 22 square feet)
Normally a pair of boots needs around 3.5 square feet. A little less for shoes.
See my issue is that the EB I have (74945 last) fits absolutely perfectly in the heel and width. But the instep is soooo high that I needed an insole insert. If they could develop a style that keeps the width the same but the instep lower, I'd probably have 5 pairs by now.
I have the same problem with Carmina...
Great pictures. The meleze looks fantastic really.
Gable is iconic, that and the St James II (which you got), would be 2 of the best GG makes IMO.