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formality of color and material in shoes?

stickonatree

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black patent or calf = most formal
brown calf = a step down, but has a bigger range

but what about burgundy colors, or materials like cordovan?
 

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Originally Posted by stickonatree
black patent or calf = most formal
brown calf = a step down, but has a bigger range

but what about burgundy colors, or materials like cordovan?


I would generally put burgundy between black and brown, but much depends on the style of the shoe and what it's worn with.
 

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Originally Posted by stickonatree
black patent or calf = most formal
brown calf = a step down, but has a bigger range

but what about burgundy colors, or materials like cordovan?


Hah?
 

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I would say that oxblood type colors are a little dressier than brown. But it really depends on the shoe.

I really don't care for cordovan hide. It's not as comfortable, and it doesn't breathe like calf. But if I had to wear black patent type shoes, I would rather wear a highly buffed cordovan hide than patent leather.

Just my random thoughts.
 

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