Hot Topics Welting A key justification (or explanation?) behind expensive shoes is the way in which their constructed, and how this construction can influence long term durability. Part of this construction is the way in which the sole is attached to the welt, and then to the upper – and if you thought that construction was a cut and dried area, you’ve been browsing the wrong forum. Read all about it within. Women in Combat One of the liveliest threads in Current Events forum is a debate over the role of women in combat, and it’s chock full of real life examples personal stories and more. What do you think? Are we headed towards a genderless military? Cloth What’s better than commission a bespoke suit? Commissioning a bespoke suit with cloth you yourself purchased years earlier on a whim. Nifty!