Be aware that cordovan can sometimes bleed for a while. Brown apparently less so. Yeah, thanks, Lear, I've heard about cordo bleeding. If I end up adding a strip at the inside base (to protect the alpaca lining) it would probably have to be corduroy, otherwise I imagine a cordo strip down there would make the bleeding all the more certain. Speaking of cordovan, I think the bootlegger is a fantastic looking jacket (less versatile than the Highwayman, but nicer, IMO). From SuFu: From (I don't know): Yes, but I'm still waiting for someone to gently balance a standing Aero: on top of the by now infamous standing Japanese repro jean: For a truly surreal sartorial effect.