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Favorite Edward Green Color (Poll)

post #1 of 38
Thread Starter 
Well, the title is self explanatory I guess. I was in between Dark Oak and Edwardian, but ended up siding with Edwardian. If I did not include a color that is your personal favorite (i.e. if some strange person likes Chameleon best), let me know and I will update the list.
post #2 of 38
my favorite colors are dark oak and burgundy. i dont know, anything brighter than say, chestnut, just makes the shoe a bit shallow to me (in leather decadency)
post #3 of 38
Came across this in a search, surprised there weren't more votes in general.

Separately - does anyone have thoughts on the versatility of Edwardian and suit color? Too light for many staple suits?
post #4 of 38
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Originally Posted by theyare View Post
Came across this in a search, surprised there weren't more votes in general.

Separately - does anyone have thoughts on the versatility of Edwardian and suit color? Too light for many staple suits?

Edwardian, like any London tan, is probably the best brown in the sense that it darkens and patinates the best. If you want that beautiful brown in any shade between light and dark, start with Edwardian and it will get there in a year or three. For shoes that can outlive a decade, this isn't asking much. As to versitility with suits, it works. Can be a little strong with dark grays but is at home with tans, light grays, and most blues. But lets be honest, its a lighter colored shoe and that can be a bridge too far for some.

Burnt pine is too green, Chestnut too orange, Acorn/Maple looks like ban-aids, Buxite is a clown color, blue is for Elvis, Burgundy works just fine, Olive, do we have to talk about green shoes? seriously?

Black always works.

Dark Oak is super versatile and I wear it more than anything else but it can be quite dead.

What else is there? Suede - nutmeg is the go to color. Mink always seems too dark, if you do it get something brogued. Coffee is a little too non-commital, being a true mid-brown it actually gets lost which suprises me. Tobacco can be electric, enzyme bright.

Country calf - walnut is a bit dead (see coffee above). Stick with Rosewood - if it's too light or red, a year or two's worth of brown polish will change it.

Do they still have willow grain, beautiful stuff. Stiff stuff.


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post #5 of 38
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Burnt pine is too green . . .


There is no green in my burnt pine.
post #6 of 38
Their burgundy is a killer
post #7 of 38
Ask for Hazel. It's a little red on dark oak.
post #8 of 38
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There is no green in my burnt pine.

It's a constituent of the brown, sorry you can't see it. It's what contributes to the burnt pine having a cool color tone rather than a warm tone. Burnt pine can be quite variable. B
post #9 of 38
I voted Edwardian (though I would've chosen Acorn as well if I was allowed two votes). However, I have EGs in midnight blue and wine - I feel discriminated against.

*stalks away*
post #10 of 38
Thread Starter 
Post is back from the dead. Fine with me
post #11 of 38
Just for reference, maybe someday aportnoy will fill in all the holes here (or braised - sounds like you have a pretty full collection).

L to R: maple, acorn, Edwardian, chestnut, burnt pine, dark oak, burgundy, olive.

post #12 of 38
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Ask for Hazel. It's a little red on dark oak.

Yesssss!!! Hazel Antique is an amazing, great looking mid-brown that for some reason is never mentioned on this forum. Lighter than Dark Oak, darker than Burnt Pine. It's my favorite!
post #13 of 38
Def Dark Oak. Its a staple that is done very well.
post #14 of 38
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Yesssss!!! Hazel Antique is an amazing, great looking mid-brown that for some reason is never mentioned on this forum. Lighter than Dark Oak, darker than Burnt Pine. It's my favorite!

Post a picture of Hazel, please. B
post #15 of 38
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If I did not include a color that is your personal favorite (i.e. if some strange person likes Chameleon best), let me know and I will update the list.

I was actually just thinking as I went through the list, "What, no Chameleon?!"
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