Thank you, AldenLuver. It's hard to answer your question about the lightening 'cause i bought them used at Ebay. Maybe you remember the guy who offered more than a dozen of Alden Shells (most on Aberdeen) and half a dozen of Lobb and E. Green shoes apprx. 4 weeks ago. Except the RL Marlow all of them were 1/2 size to small for me. So these Marlow in the right size showed up in mint condition with very very minor signs of wear. Thats why i guess the colour of the shell is just right out of the box.
PS pics were made without flash
Are both shell? I like the old one to the left better. Thanks for the pics!