With my black brown CRU 609 522B, I bought because I thought it would be versatile for many different occasions. However, I find the I don't wear it much.
During my 5 day working week, there are no occasions where black is inappropriate, and it's the colour of choice of everyone around me. And when I have meetings with the professional industry I also tend to prefer black over brown, so in the end, I just stick to black shoes due to it's easy.
On the weekend, I have plenty of brown shoes in lighter shades, suede or pebble grain finish, in full brogue or split toe derby styles. Comparing to them, the black brown in quarter brogue is too formal, and I have not wore it once on the weekend yet.
So the jack of all trades becomes the least used, and for my future purchases, I am sticking to black only for the more formal styles!
Anyone else in my situation?