I hope you didn't pay him for that service.
Nah I couldn't stiff the guy so close to Christmas. But I won't be going back!
The scotch grain boots are shell.
Pretty sure they're shell -- I've seen photos (only that, mind you) of scotch-grain color 8 cordovan.
cant see any reason why a scotch grain #8 offering couldn't be done up (assuming the tooling is still avail)
I'd be in in a heartbeat