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Help finding a photo of a yellow-tan wingtip

josepidal

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I need some help, and I'll try to describe as best I can. I am trying to find a photo of yellow-tan wingtips, which I'll describe as tan wingtips that are closer to the yellow side with just a hint of brown. If you can imagine it, this is the kind that would look incredible with a bit of black polish to antique them, and paired with jeans or light grey trousers. I just saw someone with a pair of these at the train station yesterday, but I can't for the life of me find a photo of what I had in mind. I think I've seen these before in a Paul Smith display, but the color is more a rich yellow than tan, and lighter than Lobb gold museum calf, Vass cognac and Crockett and Jones tan. For comparison, I'm looking for a color vaguely like the one on these Towcesters in the light, but not as dull as they seem to be when not in bright light:
Something darker than Lobb ardilla calf, but lighter than museum gold, below:
Lighter and a bit more yellow than this Kiton:
Lighter and a bit more yellow than these St. Crispin's
A bit less brown and a little brighter than Vass cognac:
A bit less brown and a little brighter than C&J antique tan:
If anyone has seen what I'm thinking of and has a photo, I'd appreciate it if you'd post the photo of this yellow-tan wingtip I'm trying to visualize. Thanks!
 

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Have you looked at the tan C&J Cliffords from Ben Silver or the wingtips on the brooksbrothers site, currently on clearance?
 

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I've never heard of Towcester but those shoes are amazing! Does anybody have a model name or what they usually go for?
 

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Grimslade: Yes; didn't find the shade I'm looking for.

Chips: They're just "ordinary" Lobbs, though they get slightly interesting when you find the "spectator" models.

My problem is they come in Ardilla, but that's really a pale color outside showroom lights:

 

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You could get a pair of Marteganis and have Rider strip the color off them or maybe even stain them to the shade you desire.

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I could but I'm having a heckuva time describing the shade I want!

Has anyone else see it?
 

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Thanks! I guess this really is the range, and getting something that's too yellow with less of a brown tint will get you something that's too bright or too pale.

Here's Berluti's version:

 

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Maybe you could take one of the photos above and tweak it with Photoshop to the shade you're looking for?
 

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