An embarrassment of riches: My gorgeous new Player's in walnut calf just arrived. The burnishing on these shoes is 100x better than the walnut strands I bought last year. Much more character and sophistication. The Strands are great but they just did not possess this quality of burnishing that these do. First quality shoes for less than $200: As did a pair of Players in dark chocolate suede, 2nds from the Freeport Maine outlet, $150: I now have a trifecta of Player's shoes in black and walnut calf, and the suede. By this time next week I hope to also have McAllisters in walnut I ordered from the new Philadelphia store during their opening. I can only hope they look as good as the walnut Player's do once they arrive!