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I'm partial to shell by a long shot, but there is a place for calf, imo. Today I wore my EG Walcots in Edwardian Antique (medallion toe balmoral).
I took an IT class and the Professor used to say stuff like this all the time. Makes me suspect that you might be in IT yourself, just because you sound so much like him.
He has his own consulting business where he remedies situations like the one you are describing. Company skimps on hiring a kid to do programing, subsequent IT people put bandaids on top of bandaids, eventually they are up to their ears in technical debt and management that doesn't understand the situation is stubborn about spending the money to fix it correctly.
It was really funny when he would re-enact his conversations with them.
NSC is one of my favorite stores in the country. Also a sponsor of this site. Routinely give 10% off codes for members. Have not tried to buy Alden, so it would not surprise me if they are exempt. If you ever find yourself in Richmond you should stop in. I get there a few times a year and always try to pop in.