I have the Long Brach and am also in the northeast....
Am I better off with the 8oz, or will 4oz last a while?
The description reads "Baroque embossing details a handsome oxford shaped from sleek, smooth leather."
Baroque was originally a derogatory term (though it is now acceptable) for the overly embellished artisanship of the 17th and 18th centuries. If taken in the original sense, this description would seem to imply that the embossing detracts from what would otherwise be a handsome oxford shaped from sleek, smooth leather.
I would disagree with spell check in that case. I happen to think the brogue embossing on this shoe is suitable and really quite fetching.
The old MTO, and particularly the old website designer, allowed spectators. A few have mentioned customizing the sole on a current AE golf shoe, but Brooks
Brothers Item MH00433 already has this covered.
Does anyone know if these are the Heritage, or on a different last?
They don't appear to be. The brouging on the Heritage reveals the lighter leather color underneath, i.e. you can see the white through the holes. The BB shoe doesn't.
Of course, that doesn't mean that AE doesn't make them and or that they aren't on the same last. But, it isn't layed out like the Heritage.