Hi guys, I'm still busy planning my first Cordovan boot purchase (tricky as it needs to be a women's 7/men's 5) and the maker I'm communication with told me that they do not do shell tongues on the boots (uncomfortable, too thick). Now, I know that Viberg for example has shell-tongued Boots and I really like the look of the tongue protruding over the boot top. What are your experiences/opinions about this? Also, before I overspend: What do you think a Horween shell cordovan single MTO (American made) boot, size based on foot tracings with existing lasts, some custom changes (shorter shaft, different shape of the toe cap, tapered heel ...) of a base pattern should cost? The offer is no less than $1500. Is that a crazy price in your eyes? Cheers!