The Copper Yuma leather was new to me -- I've never seen it used on any Red Wings before. It's very matte and close to nubuck as you say, similar in texture to this leather on the J. Crew Beckman: http://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/shoes/ruggedboots/PRDOVR~30489/30489.jsp BTW, Chestnut is not discontinued. See Nordstrom and Amazon for fresh shipments of Beckmans in Chestnut. I just grabbed a pair that were made just 2 months ago.