i bought a color 8 belt. the belt won't always match the exact shade of the shoe, but it doesn't have to be perfect. if you want to stick with calf, go very dark brown. most burgundy belts don't look right. that said, i found a j&m burgundy and a cole haan burgundy that look close, but the dark brown will do the job and be more versatile. plus, when you buy cigar, they will still match.