Allen Edmonds Walnut Shell Cordovan Strands
The leather came to fruition from experimenting with a ton of different leathers and looking through dead stock leather hides from Solegarb. If I remember correctly they are actually mountain ram in an almost matching shade that was sanded (just ever so slightly to erase the dye on the raised leather and open the grain a bit), re-dyed, and then sealed. They came out so well in my opinion.
(cross-posted on AE thread)
Posing a (semi)hypothetical...
If the price were the same, would you have a brown shell...
AE Strand or C&J for BB (under the brand Peal & Co.) wingtip?
Both lovely, both fit a similar niche (for me anyway... likely to wear both with chinos/flannels and occasionally with denim), both similarly colored, both similarly priced... is it as simple as taking the one that's normally ~40% more expensive?