My guess is the pair from the Armoury has been polished and bulled by Ethan. I bought the same shoes in the same colour last August while in Hong Kong on vacation. Out of the box, they were fairly uniform in colour. He offered to polish and bull them while me and the wife got some lunch and the final result was darker and richer. I think he uses different colours (reds, browns, maybe even some black) to get the deeper colours, especially in the toe area.
You can check out Ethan's tumblr for some tips on polishing shoes...http://ethandesu.tumblr.com Edited by Major Roadrash - 11/25/11 at 4:52pm