Is the Thorpe in Rustic Arran grain from Skoak? If so, have you done anything to them since you got them? (polish, condition)
The hue on yours is really nice. I recall the pair I saw on Savile Row had a mustard-y tone, less like a burnt caramel, so I wasn't entirely impressed in person. But these look great.
Personally, I don't like the squared apron on the Nevis. Also, the apron doesn't appear as wide; the Thorpe's apron seems to hug the contours of the toe box, looking more natural.
For me the swoop is a change of pace after three Galways. Its my understanding that the Nevis could be ordered with the round instead of the squared apron, however something else always looked better on the Thorpe. Something always looked different too me when I looked at the Thorpe and it's apron and this must be it. Well said. The overall contours in fact just somehow look better on the Thorpe too me. Besides I was advised the MH71 was a better Last than the 606 for fit. Personally I think with regard to look when it comes to these boots the MH71 looks better than the 606.