The most versatile cordovan shoe colour: Dark Brown vs Burgundy

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by AleksejsN, May 12, 2019.

Which are your favorites?

  1. Formal - Burgundy

    9 vote(s)
    56.3%
  2. Formal - Dark Brown

    4 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Casual - Burgundy

    6 vote(s)
    37.5%
  4. Casual - Dark Brown

    6 vote(s)
    37.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. richard warren

    richard warren Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    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.
     
  2. AleksejsN

    AleksejsN Starting Member

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    London
    London
    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.
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  3. AleksejsN

    AleksejsN Starting Member

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    I do look for dark brown, but with high colour saturation.
    As I have spotted CJ brown cordovan got some green hue.
     
  4. FLMike

    FLMike Connoisseur

    United States
    FL
    West Coast
    Has. It “has” some green hue.
     
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  5. Matt S

    Matt S Connoisseur

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    NY
    New York
    Your lessons aren’t working, Professor Higgins.

    More seriously, is there ever a time when “got” isn’t better replaced with another word?
     
  6. AleksejsN

    AleksejsN Starting Member

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    London
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    Despite my written English is far from perfect, I would kindly ask to stay on original topic.
     
  7. SG_67

    SG_67 Connoisseur

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    Illinois
    Chicago
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  8. JBierly

    JBierly Advanced Member

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    Chattanooga
    "Got" Game
    "Got" the clap (or any STD - fill in the blank)
    "Got" some new kicks
    "Got" to get the job done
    etc...
     
  9. JBierly

    JBierly Advanced Member

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    Tennessee
    Chattanooga
    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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