Last month New Balance released a premium take on its classic 998 model, dressing the upper in genuine Horween Leather for a silhouette that was more bench-made dress shoe than sneaker. Not to be outdone, New Balance's acclaimed Flimby-based factory is adopting the same approach for the upcoming "Gentleman's Choice" pack, featuring a duo of colorways for the always popular 1500. Both carry a full leather build in varying shades of brown, with "Gentleman's Choice" tongue embroidery above the customary "Made in England" stamp of approval. The kicks are set to release at select New Balance retailers starting in November. They're available for pre-order now through hanon.