And another eagle has landed! Great looking shoe. If you don't mind me asking when did you place the order for this bad boy? I ordered mine last Dec 5 but I've been told it will be a couple of more weeks before it's finished (failed inspection).
Is the an Dublin the same as the tan saddle waxy leather of the Elgin? I asked that the Elgin leather be used on my EC and I'm hoping its a but lighter than the Dublin.
The Tan Dublin is not the same as the Tan Saddle Waxy Leather. The Elgin and the Stuart are made from the same leathers, and it has a much smoother and almost toffee candy like appearance. The Tan Dublin is yellower and shows much more grain character. In general, I'd say that the Tan Saddle Waxy Leather starts out darker than the Tan Dublin.
MWS, it's always nice to hear you weigh in on matters like this. Apropos of my writeup this morning of the Elgin and Stewart, I'd love to know more about the Tan Saddle Waxy Leather. Do you happen to know where it comes from? I don't see it on Horween's full tannage list but perhaps it's hiding there under some other name.