I ordered Bradley shells during the tent sale. As seconds there were a couple minor issues, but the main thing was the right shoe had the dullest leather I've seen. It was like the left was in the warehouse and the right was thrown in a barn for years. It still needs work, but after about 45 minutes of various treatment, it finally started showing a little life. I have Reno on the way and will see how that works too.
The first time I saw the Bradley's, I thought it was somewhat clunky in that older Englishman style, but every time someone posts pictures I like them more and more. I'm pretty sure that this is the post that gets it officially moved to my need to get list.
Anyhow, it might just be me, or it may be the lighting, but it almost looks like the left shoe is AE's old burgundy shell color--more maroony, while the shoe on the right is the new burgundy shell color--more black cherryish. Can that be?