Very nice. I particularly like the look with the denim. Definitely will be trying some kind of variation of that in the near future. Thanks for the tip!
Surely not. They look like shell to me. Correct me if I'm wrong, Uncle.
EDIT: Oh shit, first post on the 2,000th page!
I thought I read somehwere that the storm welt that Alden does isn't actually functionally better than the standard GY welt. Maybe I'm wrong, though. I believe that's what they mean though, yeah.