I wouldn't be surprised if it does. I'd really compare the cognac color of my boots with Ravello. The Anderson and the Fitzgerald do both look darker on the EP site and in the photos of them that people post here. I've never seen them in person.
I'm really curious to know what everybody is planning on doing with their denim trousers. I'm not sure how I should have them tailored, like I do my rivet chino's or with a cuff of some sort like all of my walt trousers.
Seems Carmina cognac varies in shade because the Anderson jumper boot are much darker..
Yes, all shell cordovan from Horween varies quite a bit from one batch to the other. Saddle ranges from dark tan to butterscotch, Cognac goes from dark brown to a Ravello-ish medium brown. It's pretty variable.
As someone who has photographed a TON of shell cordovan stuff, I can also tell you that shell is reflective and looks very different according to (1) the light source and (2) your monitor or screen. Frank's boots look a bit lighter than they actually are due to the color balance of the shot. His cords are a medium-deep brick red, and they read as a burnt orange, which meant that the medium brown shade of shell skewed more towards a tan.