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To maintain its versatility, I absolutely prefer the dark edging for color 8, but that's just me. Initially I thought the antique edging on the color 8 Brixton (Epaulet) didn't make much sense, but then after seeing pics in the wild I can see why many like them. I still prefer the dark edge with color 8 wt boot.
I have color 8 with dark edging and I have color 8 with antique edging. I easily prefer dark edging.
Interesting. Do you mean just color 8 or all shell colors? My comment was limited to color 8.
Dress shoes and shoes/boots used casually? Or just those used casually?
I'd say all shell colors and so far my Color 8s(aside from JGilbert captoe), Ravello and Black shell all have antique edge trim. I do tend to use my shoes in a more casual setting.
I like this a lot. Especially the CXL leather. I have a brown CXL Wolverine 1K oxford shoe and I'm loving the patina that develop every time I wear it. It is hard to decide... I'm not sure it is a wrong thing to check out this thread because I got addicted to the shell material and it is soooo cool.
Welcome to the forum. This is indeed a great place to learn from the pros in a gentlemanlike environment.
My first Alden purchase (a little over a year ago) was the Alden shell Color 8 Chukka. While I love them, I find that the eyelets are not enough to keep my foot firmly fastened within the shoe. That has not stopped me from wearing them weekly, but next time I will go for a six eyelet chukka. If I had to do it over again, I would have definitely gone with the No 8 PTB.
Good luck and enjoy your visit to NYC.