Originally Posted by kolecho
I am considering ordering a wholecut design in the same last in several different types of leather - namely calf, cordovan and suede in brown, burgundy and dark brown respectively. I have never done so before, but I am partial to wholecut.
What do you think? Is this temporary insanity?
No; it's a good idea if you really, really like the shoe. I have the EG Newbury (maybe my alltime favorite shoe--at least to this point!) in burgundy calf and mink suede, and am thinking of adding burnt pine. However, the two I have are on different lasts--the calf on the 888 and the suede on the 606--and only the calf has broguing.
If you're including cordovan, I suspect you are considering Vass. Since cordovan is in the mix, you will want to be careful in the design you select, since I doubt that it would look great in a very elegant, trim, sleek shoe. So, in my opinion at least, a U-last shoe like the Oxford Medallion would look good in calf and suede, but not in cordovan. The 3-eyelet London, however, could probably work in all three, as could shoes on other, larger-scale, lasts.