So glad you didn't sell those....
Hey Joe, long time no read....
If what you say is true, then how do you explain this:
^^^Both of those are Wingtip derbies made by CJ. Both are made with Horween Shell Cordovan. Both are for RL. Same size. But, vastly different shades. As different as classic cigar and ravello.
There most certainly has been many shifts in the way CJ makes their cordovan shoes for RL and also the shade of shell cordovan they use over the years.
Well, I am glad to agree with my friends on SF.
Here is what I am saying: The shell cordovan shoes and boots from CJ for RL have undergone many different variations of shade over the years. Since I have been wearing them they have changed from a mid cognac to a deep cigar shade.
There is no way that the shades have been consistent. The early "Polo" branded CJ's for RL are the ravello shade as pictured above. The later are the cigar as above.
said well my friend. but did they really switch lasts over the years?