Hey guys! Checking in on a few things: CURRENT IDEAS We've been tossing around quite a few concepts here, and I'd love to set up some makeups. We can still get delivery right at the end of winter, so it's very boot-friendly. Here's what I see on the plate: 1. Black Scotchgain Balmoral Boot Remake 2. Cognac Shell Cordovan Balmoral Boot Remake 3. Black Calf / Black Scotch Wingtip 4. Burgundy Calf Alt Wien (I love this idea!) Navy Shell Cordovan's not on the horizon, as they're short on the leather. I'm still waiting for status on the Double Monks that we already ordered, so I'm reticient to do a makeup in that. We're good to go on another 6 units of the Cognac Shell boot -- that's above and beyond the short-shipped units that we need to make for some very patient and accomodating SF members -- My next shipment of Carmina will be dispatched in about a week, I'll give you guys a heads-up of what's coming in that once I see the shipping list. And thanks to everyone who wrote about ordering wides in the Forest last reorder units. I haven't forgotten you! Just playing catch up after the hurricane and nor'easter, and other craziness over here. I think that I'm going to add in one more style. So we'll reorder the following Forest last pieces: Fitzgerald Chocolate Calf Alt Wien Caramel Calf Fitzgerald Cognac Shell Anderson Jumper Boot Cognac Shell If you've PM'd me already about getting onto the order, then you're good to go! I'll get at you before we finalize the size breakdown. If you'd like to get onto the order, please drop me a PM in the next few days. I'll post another reminder up before I submit it. And, I'm hoping that we'll get our sample of the long-awaited Austerity Brogue Balmoral Boot too with that next shipment. Will let you know! That scotch grain is pretty tough. If I owned that boot, I probably wouldn't worry about a leather protector on it. If you happen to get it really wet, then I'd advise a good conditioner like Renovateur after it fully dries. If you're going to do a lot of walking in snow/sleet/salted roads, then you might want to use a bit of Sno-Seal for the hardcore winter days. But I don't think you need it for normal rainy days or such.