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that's because historically it does refer to the color. shell cordovan specifically refers to the leather.
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11/4/12 at 2:40pm
I have had a different experience ......
I prefer the color 8 that has more purple overtones ( for some reason, the various color 8 models I have from BB are all wonderful in this regard). But I like all shades of 8.
In my experience, however, it is the lighter shades of color 8 that have more of a tendency to appear/turn brownish. And AE's burgundy shell - which almost always has brown overtones - is nearly always (perhaps always) lighter that Alden's color 8. All of my AE burgundy shells are lighter.
Also, I have owned/ordered two Alden color 8 LWBs and they were both considerably lighter than my other color 8 models. The last color 8 LWB I ordered was returned - one of the reasons being that the shade of color 8 was too light for my liking.
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11/4/12 at 2:52pm
8 is a versatile color because it is has deeper red/blue tones than a typical dark brown. It stands out but not in a flashy way and complements everything that brown does. You can dress it up or down... wear LWBs with jeans and it really stands out but doesn't look pretentious (no offense but most Aldens in this thread are too "old man shoes" for me).
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When I think about cordovan, the first thing I think about is how it creases. lol.
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11/4/12 at 6:04pm
Plain toe boot is a standard model they stock. Not sure what they have in stock now but it's something they reorder a lot. Just be advised pricing is much higher than standard Aldens (900 euro iirc and they don't deduct VAT)
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