I wish the Gramercy pictures were better or there were better pictures of the dublin cognac Ridgeway. It is impossible to get a sense of the color with 1) the small poor quality UD pictures, 2) the terrible AE pictures, and 3) how the orange stitching on the Ridgeway impacts the look/color of the cognac. Ugh, I need a new pair of fall shoes and am getting more and more frustrated. I would love any advice - something for business casual that can go with dark denim. Already have Indys, reverse suede wings, strands, desert boots. I'm not sure I like the Cronmoc either....
There are 2 more shoes coming out on Oct. 1 in Dublin leather cognac that I didn't scan because they were Dublin leather. Of course the AE catalog pictures are no better than the AE website:
I have the Elgin and McTavish in Dublin leather although in tan:
Also the Black Hills in Dublin leather, treated with HDLP:
On the left black calf Leeds and on the right shell Leeds, all 3 would work with jeans in BC.
I think the McTavish in Dark brown cognac will be a pretty good looking shoe, but like you said without decent pics hard to tell for sure.
The Bayfield in CXL is a great boot. And the Cascade was a pleasant surprise although it took me a bit to get used to it. Despite the heavy lug soles it dresses up very well especially with jeans.
But the Dundee and Dalton webgems in shell would be at the top of my list.