Depends on which 8 you get. The near black, deep burgundy, tend to do well. The purplish version I found challenging to work with. My collection has morphed to mostly black shell and suede. Some whisky and brown, but few. No #8.#8 shell/burgundy/Merlot/etc. are all very versatile and should see a good deal of wear time in a gentleman's wardrobe. They are not, nwill they ever be outdated!