Do folks who own both shells find that it happens that cigar can sometimes look like color 8? Do you think this will always be the case? Do the cigar or color 8 shells tend to darken or lighten over time?
This feeds into my last question: I have an opportunity to pick up a pair of Cigar shell LWBs. This will be a 4th LWB on top of the color 8s I mentioned, the JCrew "brown waxed" CXLs and the JCrew snuff suedes. Is Cigar LWB going to be worth the $710 or should I save the $ and wait out a whiskey or ravello LWB in the off chance it comes available in the next year? (Rounding out the wardrobe for now are the Ultimate Indy from LS in CXL brown and Kathy's grant color 8 cap toe boot). Please tell me if I'm being redundant with the cigar thing. (The financially cautious side of me is rationalizing holding off, saying there is a pair of chocolate calf AE longwings that can fake the dark brown look; the other side of me is saying, there might not be another chance at the Cigar LWB for a while). Please help me build a versatile wardrobe and not buy on impulse...
They fade differently but sometimes they look similar. If you like the shoe get both colors.
As for $710 well that depends how much you like LWBs and how much wear you are going to get out of them. At around $710 you could get C&J handgrade, Edward Green on sale etc that are arguably a much better shoe
Originally Posted by zippyh
I like that J Crew waxed LWB but I don't think it looks anything close to Ravello.
I think burnished tan is a fair Ravello substitute.
Yeah the tobacco color is weird, not a fan at all
Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster
I'm pretty sure that the ones on the left are a different color; the older model (Darlton) came in a lighter color than the new dark brown Marlows. Both colors are pretty close to their original BNIB color.
Sun lightens the C&J finishing a ton, both were C&J cognac
Originally Posted by Broark
You guys are making my next Alden purchase difficult. I went with the natural CxL Indys for my first pair and now I'm looking for something for the summer. So many choices. Not sure what route to go yet.
Natty CXL Indys are just fine for summer. I wear shell boots in 105 weather just fine