So I've picked up 3 pairs of Aldens over the last couple of weeks & am looking to add another couple of pairs or so as well as a pair of winter dress boots. So far I've bought blacks shell LWBs, brown CXL PTBs, & a pair of navy CXL LWBs. I'd like to add another pair of shell & a pair in calf.
1) 1st question, I've found LWBs offered in a 'mix' of grain & smooth leather. Does this particular combination have a particular designation? (To make it easier to search for?) I'd love to pick up a pair with a Dainite sole (I'm also considering a brown calf LWB with a commando sole as an alternative).
Something like this minus the kilt!
2) I've heard varying opinions about the wearability of shell in rain (with most saying they avoid it), any rule of thumb re the topic?
^^ post #90,000 !