Originally Posted by DWFII
I don't believe that's true. Especially not with the "generally" qualifier.
And why would it be true?
Not sure why, but there has been discussion of such on this board, I think when somebody gouged his shoe and saw white stuff through the tear in the leather. Perhaps to help keep you from feeling the seams in the upper?
I seem to remember some mention of AE using cotton and Alden using wool as well.
Perhaps it's not true, perhaps I'm misremembering, perhaps it's something done with some methods and not others, and perhaps the generally is not accurate. But unless someone can tell me definitively otherwise, I'll stick with my memory. It's generally pretty reliable, especially in things that don't serve my self interest either way.