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C&J- dark brown Audley or chestnut Belgrave?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
May i have your advise which would be your choice?

It would be my first pair of good shoes.
I would probably wear with my suits, light grey, blue and black.

If possible, photos of your worn pairs are highly appreciated.
post #2 of 19
Thread Starter 
Is it actually large difference in real color?
post #3 of 19
I have both and love them both. The difference in browns is pretty big. And neither should be worn with a black suit. I would go with Audley first. I find myself reaching for that one more often.
post #4 of 19
probably the audley
post #5 of 19
I owned a pair of Belgrave in Chestnut, but the color was brighter than I hoped for.

So I used some DARK BROWN polishes (suggested by someone here on the forum) on it for several months until I got the right shade of brown

I wouldn't say this is for everyone, but I was quite happy with the result.


post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by Modic View Post

May i have your advise which would be your choice?
It would be my first pair of good shoes.
I would probably wear with my suits, light grey, blue and black.
If possible, photos of your worn pairs are highly appreciated.

 

Dark brown works for all suits.  Chestnut for light colored suits only.

post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks all for the suggestions.
I will certainly not wear it with black suit.
Is there any worn Audley photo?
I would like to have the idea on what a vintage one look like.
It seem not many I could find on net
While more are worn Belgrave
post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by nutcracker View Post

I owned a pair of Belgrave in Chestnut, but the color was brighter than I hoped for.
So I used some DARK BROWN polishes (suggested by someone here on the forum) on it for several months until I got the right shade of brown
I wouldn't say this is for everyone, but I was quite happy with the result.


Thanks for your sharing.
How about in the opposite?
If I found Audley too deep in color, could I polish it to be brighter?
post #9 of 19
Chestnut Belgraves against a dark brown Meermin...
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post #10 of 19
I like Audley's a lot I would wear them often, however the simple broguing of the Belgrave's is irresistible. I like the colour and simple detail of the Belgrave. Very elegant and nice. However the Audlley's for me are more bold and powerful and darker in colour. I like them both it just depends how you want to project your shoes smile.gif
post #11 of 19
I realize that this has been discussed, but what color of cream have people found to be closest to C&J Chestnut? I'm currently using Saphir Mahogany, but it's not as red as I would like.
post #12 of 19
I actually went the opposite and I use Saphir Burgundy colored cream which makes them more of a dark chili and I love the color.

I think they look great with a navy suit. I just happened to be wearing a tan suit today with the Belgraves so I snapped a couple of Blackberry pictures. These shoes are about two years old and I purchased them when I fist started out on SF so they got a lot of wear as I was building my EG rotation.




Edited by Patek - 9/10/12 at 1:46pm
post #13 of 19
Audley - but in black.
post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by P-K-L View Post

Audley - but in black.

 

black shoes are big no-no on style forum.

post #15 of 19
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Originally Posted by Modic View Post

Thanks for your sharing.
How about in the opposite?
If I found Audley too deep in color, could I polish it to be brighter?

It is hard to lighten a shoe with polishes and creams. You can brighten it a wee bit with some lighter cream polishes. But it will not brighten much and will buff off eventually.

So the answer is yes - but only slightly.
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