What's the difference between this and the standard suede Dover except for the brass eyelets? I have a sand suede one and that's the only difference I can recall.
Same here with a pair of sand suede Dovers and snuff suede unlined Chukkas. Both brand new in the box waiting for the weather to heat up a few months from now so I can start wearing them. Not sure what AE chukkas you have (Amoks or Malverns maybe) but neither one of those worked for my feet so I'm hoping the Alden unlined ones will fit my foot better but won't find out about the Leydon last until I get to wear them outside for an extended period of time.
they seem to fit ok, but havent been tested. paid $99 from AE so a quick flip wont be a problem should I need to