Originally Posted by mediahound
I couldn't disagree more. Have you ever seen some other burgundy shoe wear/patina as well as Alden Cordovan Color 8? Color 8 is clearly superior. Just see all the numerous blog posts about vintage Alden Color 8 shoes and how they patina so wonderfully. It's practically legendary.
Color 8 is not some magical unicorn of a color that patina's while other colors won't
below is a picture of 4 shoes of varying ages that were originally burgundy. the PTB, longwing, and loafer are all vintage. look at the color on the loafer compared to the others.
another shot below