My friend, I think you should be honest with your spouse. My wife knows of my shoes and she definitely knows and reminds me as to how much they cost (she has gone with me to Alden SF several times). I frequently joke about keeping them separated, but part of the reason I married my wife is that is extremely astute, and I know that I am not fooling anyone.
Alike others here, we live a fairly simple lifestyle and have cut out a lot of other unnecessary expenses, which has enabled me to get more carried away than anyone should.
I know that people tend to appreciate horses more than they do cows because of their eloquence, but they are, as many others have stated not killed for the purpose of their hides. You may also consider alter a Chick-Fil-A commercial to say "Buy More Cordovan" instead of "Eat More Chikin"... She definitely has an interesting perspective.
You could try and convince Mac, DV, or Sazon to sell you their shoes, since they are all made of Unicorn.
Best of luck my friend.
yes she is very astute, every week I hear..."are those new?!?" .
I respond, which is usually accurate, that I sold these ones to upgrade. That settles some of the nerves. Speaking of which viberg has a restock on some color 8 cxl service boots. Do you feel those are overpriced, and just hold out for some shell tankers?