I can attest to how successful expensive this strategy can be...
Beebs I noticed first Plaza lasted
Had to go back and look again to even notice the commando sole. I think that says a lot about the commando.
Ryden Love the NST - I figure Mr. DV has a couple pair in case of rain in So. Cali. I should at least have a pair for the frequent downpours in New England.
Are you a Mark Ryden fan?
they are different takes on the same theme. the PTB is a "wholecut" derby style, which is a less common and a more costly construction that few makers use as their default derby/blucher model. the dover, on the other hand, is a more common cut of derby/blucher that is made from separate pieces of leather, which are then stitched together. in addition, the dover comes in lined and unlined versions.