This traditional Kiltie is Hand sewn and high quality. Fine leather (Not shell cordovan leather, however) inside and out. Classic tassels adorn the "Cannondale", by Allen Edmonds. Benchmade in America since 1922 with superb craftsmanship and quality materials create an excellent men's shoe that will last a long time. Allen Edmonds retails for about $425 and is in the higher tier of American made footwear. This example is preowned, but gently worn. It is in excellent condition.As such, the much lower $179 price is a great value.