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Advice on EG color selection

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by sammy, Apr 20, 2006.

  1. sammy

    sammy Senior member

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    In preparation for the upcoming Edward Green trunk show at Sky Valet, I'm deciding which color to order my first pair of MTO shoes. It will most likely be the Newbury without a medallion on the toe on the 82 last. I've narrowed it down to four choices: Dark Oak, Burnt Pine, Chesnut, or Burgundy; all antiqued. I'm looking for a color that's dark enough to wear in the evening with a dark suit but also light enough to wear with lighter colored suits and trousers during the day. Is there a color amongst these that could do this? Maybe the burnt pine? Pictures are greatly appreciated. Thanks [​IMG]
     
  2. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    Burnt pine with extra antiquing. That's the color of the Holcots I ordered from the previous Sky Valet trunk show. I have no digital camera, but will likely wear them to the trunk show on Saturday.
     
  3. marc237

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    While I prefer chestnut generally, I think the burnt pine might better suit your needs. I think the dark oak might also work.
     
  4. sammy

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    Burnt pine with extra antiquing. That's the color of the Holcots I ordered from the previous Sky Valet trunk show. I have no digital camera, but will likely wear them to the trunk show on Saturday.

    I was thinking the same thing. Heavy antiquing should give me the darkness for more formal/evening wear while the light color serves the other function. Hope to see you at the trunk show. Thanks![​IMG]
     
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    scnupe7 Senior member

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    Another vote for burnt pine. I ordered a pair of Southwolds in burnt pine with heavy antiquing. I posted pics a few weeks ago. Do a search for Southwold.
     
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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I would also go with burnt pine.

    An extremely helpful sysdoc picture attached.
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    GQgeek Senior member

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    I think burnt pine is the most attractive color, and it can go with absolutely anything. If it helps, my first pair of EG will be Ladbrokes in burnt pine with extra antiquing.
     
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    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Sammy (per your request for Imageshack) [​IMG]:
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  9. medwards

    medwards Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    sammy: I won't re-iterate my suggestion about the formality and flexibility of dark oak which I have posted on another forum, but I would add that burgundy -- one of your original options -- is really worth considering. I have a pair of the new Molton four eyelet derbys in antique burgundy and the colour and finish are exceptional.
     
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    sammy: I won't re-iterate my suggestion about the formality and flexibility of dark oak which I have posted on another forum, but I would add that burgundy -- one of your original options -- is really worth considering. I have a pair of the new Molton four eyelet derbys in antique burgundy and the colour and finish are exceptional.

    I wholeheartedly support medwards suggestion. I recently had a pair of the Newbury made up in antique burgundy and they are exquisitie.
     
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    I agree, the antique burgundy is gorgeous and a perhaps the most versatile colour. But if you are going for the browns, dark oak and an extra burnished burnt pine are both excellent choices. The former would be more suitable than the later for the evening, and still not be inappropriate with a mid-gray suit in the day.
     
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    sammy Senior member

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    Sammy (per your request for Imageshack) [​IMG]:
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    Thank you kind sir! The picture is very helpful.
     
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    sammy Senior member

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    sammy: I won't re-iterate my suggestion about the formality and flexibility of dark oak which I have posted on another forum, but I would add that burgundy -- one of your original options -- is really worth considering. I have a pair of the new Molton four eyelet derbys in antique burgundy and the colour and finish are exceptional.

    Medwards,
    I will seriously consider burgundy; which is one of my favorite shoe colors. Is "ox blood" and burgundy the same color?
     
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    I wholeheartedly support medwards suggestion. I recently had a pair of the Newbury made up in antique burgundy and they are exquisitie.

    Aportnoy,
    Would you mind posting a picture of your Newburys? Thank you.
     
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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Aportnoy,
    Would you mind posting a picture of your Newburys? Thank you.


    Ask and you shall receive. Here's a comparison of my three Newbury in dark oak on the 808 last, mink suede w/ medallion on the 606 last and the dark burgundy with extended welt and double sole on the 888 last. Please be advised that it's far darker in person and that the camera flash has lightened it significantly.

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    Unless you have your heart set on the 82 last and no medallion, I believe that Sky Valet has the Newbury with medallion in burnt pine on the 888 last in stock. You can save $100 and several months of wait.
     
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    I have the Newbury in heavily antiqued chestnut with medallion on the 888. Usually wear them with navy suits. They never fail to draw compliments - but I don't think you can go wrong with any of the options you mentioned.
     
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    Unless you have your heart set on the 82 last and no medallion, I believe that Sky Valet has the Newbury with medallion in burnt pine on the 888 last in stock. You can save $100 and several months of wait.

    I did see those at Sky Valet, but unfortunately its not in my size. I wear a 7.5 and those are an 8. [​IMG]
     
  19. medwards

    medwards Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Medwards,
    I will seriously consider burgundy; which is one of my favorite shoe colors. Is "ox blood" and burgundy the same color?


    No, yes and maybe [​IMG] Most sophisticated and compete colour palettes would show them as different colours; however, many people use terms like burgundy, bordeaux, cordovan, and oxblood somewhat interchangeably. That is because there is really no universal standard in leather finishes or nomenclature; each of these colours has a wide range of hues and shades, and each of us perceive colours differently. Moreover, different makers give the same name to different colours and conversely different makers give different names to the same colour! Thus it is important to know the shoemaker involved and have a real firsthand sense of his finishes. Let me give you just one small example. You mention an interest in antiqued chestnut. As you know, there's a wide array of tones that Edward Green achieves in their chestnut finishes, but I think it's safe to say that you would consider it a light brown colour with perhaps an orange or even yellow cast. Yet Cleverley's antique chestnut is a very different colour indeed...made from red and brown, it is a deep colour with an overtone that is closer to burgundy. In the end, it's as Potter Stewart suggests...you'll know it when you see it. [​IMG]
     
  20. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No, yes and maybe [​IMG] In the end, it's as Potter Stewart suggests...you'll know it when you see it. [​IMG]

    A truer shoe "porn" quote, I've never read.
     

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