The McGregors I ordered on clearance came in yesterday. Flawless, which was a relief since they were firsts. Damn if the burnished brown calf isn't dark - nearly black under some lighting. I'm leaning towards returning them and getting them in chili from the shoebank. Besides khakis, what would I wear these with? Seems odd to have such an informal style in such a dark color. Would using conditioner / cleaner on them followed by some neutral polish lighten them up at all? My AE firsts always seem to come covered in polish.