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    My #8 looks pretty close to black in person, I didn't get them from Tom BTW.

    I have some new #8 dress chukka's which are also very dark. I am expecting them to lighten over time. I did get mine from Tom. (can't get pics)
     
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    Can the #8 color lighten to a medium brown over time?
     
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    Can the #8 color lighten to a medium brown over time?

    Yes, but it will always have a bit of red/burgundy about it.
     
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    anyone have any fit pics with navy suede shoes?
     
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    Sweet ravello's - you don't happen to have any more pics?

    Geoff
     
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    Wow thank you sir. Does anyone have evo pics of their #8s?

    Yes, but it will always have a bit of red/burgundy about it.
     
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    I get the sense #8 lightens over years, but if you want a dark brown or medium brown cordovan shoe, there are many options out of the box (cigar, ravello, "dark brown" Darlton, etc).
     
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    Cordovan will get lighter in sunlight. However, the shell has usually been tanned to the dark colour for a reason: to hide imperfections and blemishes. The lighter colour will reveal these spots. Here's an article from Horween on the subject: [link]
     
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    What are these? Whiskey? Hard to tell in the bag.
     
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    Those look good - is that what whiskey looks like without flash? I might consider it now...i always thought it was wayyy too light.
     
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    Yeah, those look like the whiskey longwings.
     
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    Those look good - is that what whiskey looks like without flash? I might consider it now...i always thought it was wayyy too light.

    Whiskey also darkens over time.
     
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    What are these? Whiskey? Hard to tell in the bag.

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    From the MC WAYWRN - alden 908s in burgundy calf. These are going to be my next purchase.
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