Thanks for the tip! Ordered!
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Ravello Brixton was a pre-order only, so it's doubtful that they will have any extra stock on that one. It's at about 23 months now I think.
Over time #8 and cigar get lighter and ravello and whiskey get darker. So to answer your question, yes time and sunlight affect the color/shade of shell. It is possible that the shoes you posed could be ravello or even aged whiskey shell.
edit: on closer inspection someone could have also used a polish too dark for that specific shell and have changed the shade/hue slightly. IMO anyway.
^ Very interesting, I've known that most leathers tan, but didn't know the cigar/#8 would lighten up. The shoes I posted are Whiskey colored, I believe they've probably been sitting at the store for quite some time.
Is there any way to prevent the whiskey/ravello shell from darkening too much?