Thanks for the comparison, it made me realize I need both. I'm on the fence but leaning toward the Garnier, which is a nicer Carlyle to give the AE equivalent. I'm also interested in the Heath and Cavendish, but I don't think I can get away with dropping $2K on shoes in a matter of weeks...
Yup, $147 shipped. The only problem with these is that I have no idea what my care regimen should be. Suede brush mucks up the burnishing, and I don't believe leather lotion would be appropriate. They're my favorite fall weekend and casual Friday boots.
I just horsehair brush mine every wear. My sales rep told me to use Conditioner-Cleaner when needed, though I haven't done that yet. The burnishing has become more than a little scuffed up with wear but I think it looks fine.
Would brown HMs be too much overlap with my brown burnished First Aves, or should I get natural instead?