Tom, in years past the cigar shell seemed very hard to come by, but now it seems to be much more prevalent. Would this be a correct assumption?
It's all timing...I remember 3 years ago there was a shortage of shell period...black and #8 included. Plus now there's a lot more smaller retailers who get 12 pair runs so it may seem like the colors are all over the place. The Alden Shops and the Shoe Mart will always get theirs though.