Which are your favorites?

  • Formal - Burgundy

    Votes: 9 56.3%
  • Formal - Dark Brown

    Votes: 4 25.0%
  • Casual - Burgundy

    Votes: 6 37.5%
  • Casual - Dark Brown

    Votes: 6 37.5%

  • Total voters
    16

richard warren

Senior Member
541
United States
Louisiana
covington
Alden No.8 as far as I am concerned is a dark brown, unlike some burgundy shoes which are more red tinted. It also is quite dark when new at least.

Hence it’s versatility. It is the best dark brown color, and the best burgundy color, and can pass for black.

I have read it has an acrylic glaze; also that it is “glazed,” meaning essentially polished with some sort of machine possible called a jack (?). May be some confusion of terms here, but whatever they do I like it.
 

AleksejsN

Starting Member
24
UK
London
London
Well your English is a lot better than my Latvian. All in all oxblood, merlot, burgundy (there are perhaps subtle differences - merlot can be a bit more purplish) is a much more useful color. It pairs better with both grey and navy which are classic colors for mens suits.
I am covered for formal occasions, for me it is more chinos/jeans setup.
By some reason UK market doesn't have any burgundy cordovan shoes on offer, only dark brown from CJ.
 

AleksejsN

Starting Member
24
UK
London
London
While I agree that mid-dark brown is most versatile, very dark brown that looks almost black looks great with dark brown suits or trousers. There are also times when one might want high contrast with his shoes and trousers, and very dark brown shoes can look quite elegant. While black has a cool look, very dark brown has a warm tone that will go better with other warm tones in a subtle way.
I do look for dark brown, but with high colour saturation.
As I have spotted CJ brown cordovan got some green hue.
 

JBierly

Advanced Member
2,832
United States
Tennessee
Chattanooga
Your lessons aren’t working, Professor Higgins.

More seriously, is there ever a time when “got” isn’t better replaced with another word?
"Got" Game
"Got" the clap (or any STD - fill in the blank)
"Got" some new kicks
"Got" to get the job done
etc...
 

JBierly

Advanced Member
2,832
United States
Tennessee
Chattanooga
I am covered for formal occasions, for me it is more chinos/jeans setup.
By some reason UK market doesn't have any burgundy cordovan shoes on offer, only dark brown from CJ.
This is obviously a nice shoe - if you like it (I do) I think you will be happy with your intended purpose for wear.
 
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