Kwhite: I definitely agree that I prefer the light edging. I had the chance to pick up a pair of Ravello LWBs with antique edging when I got my Cigar LWBs (also antique) but, with how dark the Ravello is now, they would've looked damn near the same shoe.
Also, hopefully this photo shows the color difference a bit:
The right shoe (on the left in the photo) has a red translucent look going on in the toe area. The other shoe is more of a solid brown. Am I just being nuts here, or is there a noticeable difference? And, if so, will the difference become less noticeable with time?
Looks like 2 different shoes to me. I understand that exotics are tough to come by but those look really different. I'd be curious to see how they look outdoors. Maybe not as noticeable.