Sir, mine were a design done by JCrew a few years back. They shipped from Alden with the brass eyelets. JCrew and Frans Boone both typically like the exposed eyelet style.
For those who missed out on Leffot LWB preorder, the bureau is offering 15% off on any order. Price is about $710 for Alden color 8 LWB with antique.
I was asked yesterday which I prefer, cigar or ravello LWB. Below are some comparison shots. It's tough to say given the variation in shades for ravello. I think I prefer the "old-school" ravello.
NST (old school ravello), LWB (reddish ravello), Cigar LWB, PTB (recent, dark ravello)
Old-school ravello (NST)
Reddish Ravello (LWB)
Recent, dark ravello (PTB)
RL Marlow Brown shell
Last shot comparing the two LWBs...
I suppose my answer is I would snag whichever ones become available to you @sacafotos
(Sorry no photos indoors; pics always come out too dark)
Anyone have a preference?