I hear you on the speedhooks, though sometimes I think it's weird to have speedhooks with blind eyelets--having metal accents on only half of the facing seems off to me but maybe that's not as much of a big deal.
In the last few weeks we have seen a few great cigar boot make ups, and while the Pitt boots were spectacular, I'd be more in favor of a slightly more detailed make up. I love the LS sleeker take on the jumper boot seen here http://www.leathersoulhawaii.com/2011/07/08/alden-shoes-alpine-perf-tip-boot-lsw-lsbh/I think that in cigar, on the barrie, with a commando sole would be ultimate fall boot. thoughts?
Came across these brogued chukkas from alden of carmel from a while ago, I think they would look awesome in whiskey shell, ravello shell, pretty much any kind of shell.
Thoughts? Tom...? Bueller...Anyone?