Great to hear, thanks for doing this! I have had my eye on the brown Marlow for quite a few years now. Unfortunately I was not in a place where I was ready to make the leap to shell several years ago when one of the big Pologate coupon fiascos occurred (I think it was a 60% off coupon code that got leaked that worked on everything?) back when they were still $800 or $900 retail.
This works out better for me, though, because the UK E width seems much more forgiving and I seem to have been able to dial in my size well with the Pembrokes. Very much looking forward to adding the Marlow to my stable of shoes (in addition to the Warlow!). I can't imagine there being any issue with the welt stitching color for this as there was with the Warlow 1.0, right?