I was going to offer you the suggestion of holding off (for now) on any more brown brogued shoes as your three latest Carmina purchases have been brown wingtips, brown medallion cap's, and now a brown austerity brogue. How about a captoe or something in suede?
Steve: I have no idea about the Llubi last or how it fits, but I like the picture. Any experience with how it fits? Also, any recommendations for a similar round toe last that people are more familiar with? Soller? Oscar? Forest?
I use the neutral cordovan creme on a regular basis and have never experienced this. I find that a little goes a long way, especially considering how tough it is for the creme to penetrate into shell. I suspect you used too much.
I'm just a glutton for punishment:
Carmina, Llubi last grain leather on model 80277. If it were dark brown grain leather with a danite sole and storm welt, I suspect it would look something like the Crockett and Jones Islay:
I'm in the same boat. This black captoe was low on my priority list and something I planned on picking up sometime down the road, but . . . there it was all shiny and new in the exact MTO specs I would want and no guarantee I would ever have the same group MTO opportunity in the future. I'm not sure whether to blame myself or Steve for making these group MTO's so easy.