The J Crew Men's stores in New York sell a suede boot similar to ssync's boots. The main difference is J Crew's versions are on the crepe sole with the leather toe (same as the all weather walker and the context roy boots). I've been eyeing them as a three season (spring, fall, winter) complement to suede chukka boots. Not sure what last they are on.
cigar ages really nicely. i wore my ravello lwb out tonight and its starting to crease already looking nice. i thought i was going to hate the crepe soles with leather toe patch its actually surprisingly nice.