Burgundy appreciation and discussion thread

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  1. smerf

    smerf Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys!

    I've checked the forum and couldn't find a similair discussion thread, but apologies if I'm wrong.

    Burgundy has been a big hit in fashion over the last two years, both for women and men.

    I'm wondering what you guys think about burgundy, it's versatility and how universal a colour it is. What burgundy clothes do you guys have and what do you think is the best warderobe item that can and should be burgundy?
     
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    Burgundy or maroon neckties are a staple, as they go well with coats in most shades of blue, gray, brown, or even cream.

    Burgundy or oxblood shoes are a classic, though perhaps less versatile than dark brown, as they are harder to pair well with trousers than dark brown. They can be very elegant.

    Burgundy or maroon hose are classics, especially with blue or gray trousers. Maroon hose are the color of choice for wearing with a tuxedo.

    Burgundy or maroon stripes or checks on a white-ground shirt are a classic, though if the stripe or check dominates the ground, the shirt can be quite loud.

    Burgundy jackets and trousers are generally frowned upon here. Maroon can work in linen, or as a smoking jacket.
     
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    Thanks for your reply Testudo_Aubreil. I agree with pretty much everything you said except the shirts. Burgundy is a great additional colour imo, but when you have it as a main colour on a shirt it can look a bit nasty. Shoes wise, burgundy is a great replacement for brown. Also, burgundy socks are great and I'm really beginning to appreciate them ;)
     


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    Yes, see I think it would just look so much better in blue or purple or pink
     


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    Other than burgundy leather like #8 shell cordovan, I can't imagine burgundy being used in much other than ties and maybe as a subtle accent to shirts. But for ties, burgundy is much better than reds, at least in solids. Here is mine: [​IMG]
     


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    Burgundy acts as a nice contrast to a white shirt and I think that it's a better alternative to a burgundy shirt. Is the tie from grenadine?
     


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    I had two pairs of burgundy shoes in the past, sold them of because they were too big for me. I don't think any burguny shoes will ever return to the stable. I live in The Netherlands, and prio beeing exposed to burgundy shoes here on SF I had never seen a man wearing burgundy shoes in my country. Don't really see men in other parts of Europe wearing them either, besides the U.K. I personnaly like brown and black more than burgundy if I were to wear burgundy, it would have to be a very dark shade of it.
     
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    It is a grenadine fina from Cappelli.
     


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    That's what I thought ;) Burgundy seems to look really good on grenadine ties ;)
     


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