@halfnhalfnhalf I'd call that "Exhibit B".
Lol. Agreed. The "eek" face was directed at thebeebs's comment.
I have a pair of AE Leeds in shell and the roles are not appealing to me. Also, the shell is really stiff compared to calfskin. I have seen some people in this forum that has fewer roles then others and if there was something special they were doing.
Thanks for the feedback. I was thinking of the 975. I'll give the same size a shot.
You can do the same with the deer bone, and it helps minimize the rolls.
Because I have no patience whatsoever, I paid for overnight shipping of yesterday's J. Crew order - navy CXL PT and LW Bs.
Not bad . . . not bad at all. (N.B. They did not come with two different colored laces - I put the natural-colored one on for a reason that will become obvious in a moment.) BUT . . . WTF?
Those are surprisingly deep and they're not the only ones. It's CXL so I'm not inclined to get in that much of a twist over it . . . but score another one for shoddy Alden QC.
Now, the gunboats . . . ah, the gunboats:
Of course they're the ones that are NOT on sale . . . but I don't think I can let them out of my possession now.
So, all in all, it's the opposite of what I was expecting: not 100% sold on the PTBs, but in luv with the LWBs.
I do not find the deep rolls appealing, but I still like my ptb. Not sure I would go with the monks; they seem to get the deepest rolls. Certain models do not crease as much (i.e. LWB). I do however, actually like the differential coloring in the vamp area of a cap toe color 8 shoe.
More longwing love today. 975 is killer!
FYI, these are 3 years old and worn frequently; not much in the way of creasing and rolls.