Thanks, Uncle, and welcome back!
Thanks, I like the look of black cordovan. It shines up nicely IMO, and I have been trying to rock more of it lately.
Interesting. Several months ago it was only special shell like whiskey/ravello that there was no production on in sight. But currently, it seems like all shell may be in short supply. I can attest to that when I was recently searching for a 975 in a smaller size, I could not find one in stock except at the Alden SF store (I bet Alden gives them priority).