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    Brown: the new black



    I'm kidding... I'm sure brown is here to stay, but I've come to the realization that I've gone overboard on the dark brown color in the shoe department. I couldn't help it at first: great deals on AE shoes either on eBay or the factory seconds sales...


    I'm talking 5 AE shoes all in dark brown smooth calf leather and they all look the same even though the shoes are all different: single monk, double monk, chukka boot, semi-brogue balmoral, split-toe blucher.


    My one pair of chili shoes and one pair of burgundy shoes are refreshing! Just 7 months ago I didn't have a single pair of brown shoes and I wondered, "Brown? What goes with brown?" And now I'm swimming in them to the point where I want blue, green, and all kinds of brown suede


    Just ranting, nothing useful here


    http://www.thesimplyrefined.com/brow...hoes-hot-cold/

    http://www.thesimplyrefined.com/shoes-shades-colors/

    http://the-shoe-snob.blogspot.com/20...kka-boots.html


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    I'm in the same boat, the last three months I picked up walnut Strands, Rough MacNeil, and camel Mcpherson... Not to mention I've had my eye on the Elgin and Mctavish.

    I need more blue and grey now. On that note, anyone have any opinions on what else to pair with Walnut, Brown or Camel shoes besides blues and greys?

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      #3


      green and burgundy go well, as do different shades of brown.


      Black is fine, but I really do find brown to be more exciting to wear. Brown has so many shades and possibilities.

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        #4


        Time to experiment with colored polish!

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          #5


          Actually I was thinking of doing just that. I've read some posts on AAAC/SF about using lighter cream on dark brown shoes that cause them to develop "caramel highlights," as well as using burgundy/oxblood cream on the same color shoes to get a more mahogany tint.


          I'm just trying to decide which shoes to experiment on . And I have to guess, without any prior experience of my own, that it may take awhile for the shoe to pick up that color, especially since I polish my shoes so infrequently.

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            #6


            I would experiment on just one. I experimented on two of mine and regret that!

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