Thanks Jbarwick. I will order a leather DW band later this month!
I like my clothes to feel lived in. I used to freak out over potentially ruining things and worry about wearing items, but I don't really anymore. If I can't feel comfortable wearing it, what's the point. My love of cloth still dominates my love of watches. The articles of clothing that I have that our made from some of my more favorite fabrics make me smile every time I put them on (funny that my tops tend to be fall/winter stuff). Shoes are just shoes to me, which is probably healthy for my wallet. Talking to Nuke in NYC was eye opening, he truly has a love for shoes and it's fascinating to listen to him talk about different makers. I hate my feet, maybe that's why I'm not particularly in to shoes.
You walked all the way from 53rd and 5th to Christopher and Gay st in NYC to visit Leffot with Nuke. Indirectly, that kind of effort already qualifies you as a "shoe lover."
My heels still have the scars to prove it too. As Nuke said, that walk was rough.