I note that a couple of posters have suggested the A-E Park Avenue in "dark brown." This shoe is not available in a truly dark brown. I believe the current color is "brown Antibes calf," which is more a medium-brown than a dark brown. The PA used to be offered in brown Eversnow calf, which I thought was an altogether richer, more elegant color. The now-defunct A-E Byron was offered in dark brown and might be more appropriate in this role. (I suspect some may still be available from the outlets and elsewhere).