My gripe is why should there be an upcharge for a burgundy Strand? They already make the strand in shell, and they have the burgundy shell, and it takes 8 weeks to make either one, so they aren't already made, so why is it a custom? A Carlyle or FA, I could see, since it isn't made in shell at all. That said, I'll eventually end up sucking it up and paying the extra if I can't talk them out of it. Whining over.
I agree with that logic. I've never understood this. Some models they could do:
Black Bradley (they made this at one point, actually)
And those are just the ones that I would buy (or have managed to buy already).
I think the Norwich would be a damn good looking shoe in burgundy shell. I just can't get a good fit on that shoe.
My understanding is that do not generally keep uppers on standby for shell anymore. So why can't they just do all of their shell offerings in any of the three colors? It's literally just a color switch.