These are by far the best offering from what I've seen of any collaboration with Mark McNairy. As you already know, Desert boots were worn by British soldiers. These are Made in england using the same manufacturing that the British Army used in 1940's. Loden Green suede and gum sole. The Churchill boot is made of pebble grain leather, combined with a vibram walking sole make for a military look with city comfort. I have never seen a tonal sadle shoe before. looks great with McNairys classic red brick sole. L.L. Buck in camel brown suede w/ metal eyelets and a Vibram unit sole.