Model：AC-1 (prod. code: 8F)
Size： 9 1/2 D
I didn't realize the same model would be released again within just a few years. However, previous acquisition was half size smaller than my current best size and I immediately decided to purchase the same model again. 😄
In the previous model, the shoe was probably intentionally designed so that the saddle portion looks lighter than upper leather. It creates great contrast like two tone saddle shoe, however, this time the darker shade leather is rather arranged on the saddle portion as if to make it different model.
Since I think this is one of the best among all rare shell models, I must be lucky enough to get the same offer twice. ☺️
Usually, NST blucher is designed on Aberdeen last but this model is made around Barrie last. Also, it's equipped with pre-stitched reverse welt which gives more casual feel on this shoe.
All the rare shell model released from this shop has double leather oak sole (there is minor exception though). The combination between upper Whiskey shell and leather oak sole is just beautiful... And, there are a lot of spots which I really love to have on the rare shell! ☺️
This shoe is really cool and just stunning! Really looking forward to seeing what's gonna be the next!