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Advice on new Berluti's

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Just received some pictures of some new Berluti's I ordered. I am not sure about the burgundy. Do you guys think I should get it made darker?



post #2 of 11

Careful when you ask a French for bordeaux, because for them is almost violet.

It's quite a stark contrast, but I think the light is partially responsible. You can always darken them later, but it will be harder to lighten them...

post #3 of 11
I think you should seek refund.
post #4 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by CalzolaiFeF View Post

Careful when you ask a French for bordeaux, because for them is almost violet.


It's quite a stark contrast, but I think the light is partially responsible. You can always darken them later, but it will be harder to lighten them...

Good advice. I should see them in the flesh and then get them darkened later if I want.
post #5 of 11

Wow what was the inspiration for these?

post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
Just saw them when I was in their new Paris store in November and wanted a pair.
post #7 of 11

I'm not sure how to answer the question. I don't think you will find many people who like these as much as you do in general here so that is likely to err, colour, the responses. Did you want / expect the contrast panel to be darker? If so, and if you're paying a lot of money to get what you want and you have the possibility to change it, then you should do it. But if there is a aesthetic issue with these shoes, I don't think it's (primarily) the colour...

post #8 of 11
for a moment I thought those were a pair of Stacy Adams. uhoh.gif
post #9 of 11
Berluti is not exactly classic menswear or the traditional British/American style of shoes common on Styleforum so don't expect a lot of love or help with your answer.

That being said, Berluti will refinish your shoes in any color. I had a pair and had them refinished in London, Paris and NY, each time with a different finish.

If it were me, I would go with your first color instinct. If you felt they should look darker then ask for a darker shade. They will do it, no problem. But realize that comments like light, darker, richer, etc are subjective and subject to the eye of the person doing the coloring.

And, if you don't like it, ask them to refinish them again, which they will do. Just be careful you don't get hit for customs if you send them overseas. I did once and it cost a few hundred dollars.
post #10 of 11
^ That's right. Berluti shoes and their artisan workers make light work of colouring and patinating, so you can request whichever shade you wish.

Congrats on the purchase and best of luck.
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks gents.
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