Thank you mdubs, I am humbled by your compliments. The shell grain patina is a beauty. Not sure if I make sense, but it is like there is another dimension to the pebble grain. Like when you see a 3D movie and you can see depth. I know it is a strange way to talk about shoes and leather, but it is the best way I can describe it. Not sure if it is illusion because of the grain or if the shell coloring is just special. (Okay I am putting the tin foil hat back into it's box and we can get back to talking about Alden's)
I will post some better pics of the Black Indy's, they are on rotation for next week and I will post some action shots and pics of the customization preformed by Role Club/Brian. I am looking forward to your/everyones thoughts already :-)
You are 100% correct the Cap Toe Whiskey Balmoral would be the ideal San Diego dress shoe, they really thrive in the west coast sun ;-)
Have a great Saturday and thanks for the compliments everyone.
You are most certainly welcome. I had a custom pair of Ron Rider LWBs made in Cognac Grain Shell Cordovan, and they were ridiculously beautiful but sadly the fit just never worked that well for me. They were also the pair that taught me that I hate Danite without a nice mid-sole. But I agree the other dimension afforded by the grain is top notch. I think that the WT Boot is a pretty awesome platform for the Grain. Probably better than my idea on the LWB.