I think a lot of people tell themselves "If I'm gonna get black shoes, I may as well just get calf.".
What they don't realize though is the black shell requires tons less work and maintenance to be shiny and won't look all cracked in a few years either.
I like my pair of black shell BB PTBs quite a lot and would definitely not trade it for a calf version.
Are these from Alden of DC? I'm waiting on my pair. Not sure which I like better, the antique edging or the darker ones you have?? I think the darker edging looks more traditional/classic. They are stunning... hope mine look as good. Enjoy!
Thank you! Yeah these are from Alden of DC. I completley agree about the trim. I love the classic look of these, but the antique edging is awesome as well. I thought I would be disappointed with the darker look of the more recent ravello runs but these have such a rich deep red color that I was really surprised by. Plus now I have an excuse to get some whiskey. Anyone selling a 9D?