Major win/win all around.
Also / I'm early 40s/1st pair (cigar wt) 3yrs ago..found this thread shortly there after and lurked/learned for the next couple yrs. (picking up 2 suede and 3 shell) / in the past couple months I got in on 3 pre orders +that crazy beautiful ravello PT boot (coming soon) +1 Viberg pre order and + basically new&badass #8 chukka thanks to @michiganPlanner.
I believe my spree is close to finished/a purchasing hiatus just around the corner! (and no I am not in the market for a bridge)