He is talking about chamois, not suede
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J.Gilbert used to have tobacco chamois indy on crepe. Last time I checked, they still had a bunch of sizes in stock.
"Honestly, the AE Dalton in burgundy shell is the one AE shoe/boot that I feel competes well with Alden, in terms of look and quality, and honestly beats Alden's color 8 WT boot on Barrie (Unionmade) by a mile."
My apologies Buddy. I mistakenly thought these were your words. They were from @sacafotos. I think Roguls main issue was with sacafotos blasphemous post. At least that's what I recall. No harm intended my friend...
1. I own or have owned all AE models above. I own all Alden counterparts. I agree with you as to the Strand. I give Alden the nod for the others by a wide margin.
2. AE's MTO policy is great.
3. I typically don't buy seconds, but some good deals can be had.
4. AE's CS is great.
SFTG dropping the guillotine of knowledge once again.
My wife spends a lot on shoes, and she appreciates that what I buy is carefully considered and basically for life. I went on a search for women's goodyear welted shoes, and only came up with Carmina. I have picked up three pairs for her, and the quality of build (stitch vs glue) is far beyond the Italian mules she usually wears. I buy them with loving generosity, for sure, but I don't kid myself that they don't reinforce the habit for both of us.Carmina women's shoes> (Click to show)