I have four pairs of Gordon Rush shoes and have always been quite happy with them. I do have a problem with the Cognac Calf Manning however. I do not know if I have a defective pair made from leather that was not tanned well but they simply do not hold a shine. I have had them professionally shined 8 or 10 times and they always look dull within a day or so. Also there are slight irregularities on the leather that upon close inspection look like there are spots of discoloration. It is really a shame as shoes of this color only look good when properly shined. I don't have any problem with the other Gordon Rush shoes that I own.
I bought these recently as I was in need of a dressier shoe for work and my dark denim jeans. I've been extremely pleased with these shoes and they look much more expensive than they were. Added bonus was the compliments I received from some women in my office and my girlfriend is a fan too. I will be buying more from this brand for sure.
Bought these for a wedding to go with a tux. They really looked great - way better than the blocky rentals. They fit true to size for me and remained very comfortable throughout the day. Make sure you have shoe trees for them after wearing to keep the leather looking like new!