Yeah, I don't think I would pay the full retail on them. I got mine for five hundred something on sale. Totally worth it at that price.
And yes, the color is great. It's sort of in between Ravello and Cigar and I think can take the place of both if you are on a shoe budget like I am, having recently purchased my first home. I feel like with the Marlows, I literally don't need Ravello or Cigar wingtips now.
In fact, I had some Alden Ravello LWBs, and sold them after I got the Marlows.