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post #16 of 31
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Originally Posted by well-kept View Post
Numer 8 as offered by Alden actually IS much darker that it used to be. Even in bright light, some new ones do look almost black. Sunlight will burn away the additional dye. Underneath, as has been said, they are a quite beautiful brown-burgundy range of colors and tones.

the two shoes in the middle are #8 burgundy. one is the Alden monkstrap, from circa 2000, new old stock (not worn yet). two is vintage Nettleton PTB, probably from late 80s or older, well-worn.

post #17 of 31
Read this about color #8 http://horween.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/brownout/
post #18 of 31
Various shades of Color 8, at various ages (courtesy of http://theagatineeyelet.wordpress.com/)

post #19 of 31
I too find the Alden #8 a bit dark (and very purple, almost eggplant). I prefer a lighter burgundy. Have you considered the Allen Edmonds Leeds? The AE burgundy shell is lighter in color - I find it to be in between burgundy and brown.
post #20 of 31
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I too find the Alden #8 a bit dark (and very purple, almost eggplant). I prefer a lighter burgundy. Have you considered the Allen Edmonds Leeds? The AE burgundy shell is lighter in color - I find it to be in between burgundy and brown.

I've seen the Leedses but they are plain toed aren't they? I like the way a cap toe breaks up the vast expanse of instep/vamp.

Had a quick look around the other usual suspects (c&j, tricker, looks etc. ) and can't seem to find the combo of burgundy cordovan cap toe blucher with no punch. Recommendations welcome. Before I slap down $500 for Aldens I'd like to see them in person. BB didn't have them but I'll be in NY city soon so will scout round there.
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what are you stepping on

Betty White.

/late to the party
post #22 of 31
Ianiceman, PM sent, check your inbox...
post #23 of 31
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post
I've seen the Leedses but they are plain toed aren't they? I like the way a cap toe breaks up the vast expanse of instep/vamp.

Had a quick look around the other usual suspects (c&j, tricker, looks etc. ) and can't seem to find the combo of burgundy cordovan cap toe blucher with no punch. Recommendations welcome. Before I slap down $500 for Aldens I'd like to see them in person. BB didn't have them but I'll be in NY city soon so will scout round there.

I know you want #8, but the dark brown C&J uses on their cap toe blucher is a really great color too. I'm actually wearing a pair of shoes in that leather right now -I like them far more than my #8 color Aldens.
post #24 of 31
They actually call that color burgundy too. I think it just looks medium to dark brown.
post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by Ianiceman View Post
I've seen the Leedses but they are plain toed aren't they? I like the way a cap toe breaks up the vast expanse of instep/vamp.

Had a quick look around the other usual suspects (c&j, tricker, looks etc. ) and can't seem to find the combo of burgundy cordovan cap toe blucher with no punch. Recommendations welcome. Before I slap down $500 for Aldens I'd like to see them in person. BB didn't have them but I'll be in NY city soon so will scout round there.

The Leeds are plain toed. I'm sorry, I missed the cap toe requirement. C&J makes a captoe in cordovan - the Bradford.
post #26 of 31
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The Leeds are plain toed. I'm sorry, I missed the cap toe requirement. C&J makes a captoe in cordovan - the Bradford.

It's in brown (dark cognac) shell, though, not burgundy.

post #27 of 31
It would be a fluke if they are your size, but these are a great buy if you're willing to go pre-owned.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=199145
post #28 of 31
Didn't someone leave a cordovan shoe in the sun for awhile and it was a markedly different shade?
post #29 of 31
Yes, it is on this page above.
post #30 of 31
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It would be a fluke if they are your size, but these are a great buy if you're willing to go pre-owned.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=199145

Ooh that's a nice looking pair of skids and pretty close to what I'm looking for but I'm an 8.5 D in AE shoes. I take it they no longer do that model?
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