Nice cigar plain toe boots, gentlemen
A question for those who own or have owned unlined cordovan PTBs... Don't they feel a lot less "solid" on your feet than traditional PTBs or other Alden lined cordovan shoes? My 990s feel a lot more substantial and solid on my feet than my unlined black PTBs. I like the unlined/flex welt feel on more models like suede dovers and chukkas but I'm not sure how much I like the unlined feel as we go through winter.
+1, by substantial I take it you mean heavier, supportive, stable, etc... I absolutely agree; I prefer the oak tanned traditional (JR) double leather soles for this reason.