I agree, they look better in real life than in the photos (the suede looks darker in RL and matches the leather better than the pic shows). And they're very comfortable, they offer more support for the foot than most English shoes I have (which are basically flat under the arch).
Another two pairs bought in Madrid on Calle Gran Via (the store attendants were so patient!) - my wife insisted that I buy at least 2 pairs, we ended getting three...
Burgundy monk straps (the cat is in havana brown):
They look sleeker in real life.
Dark brown leather/suede oxford brogues:
My current design is:
- black leather + black suede
- no medallion
- both toecap and balmoral line punched
- blind eyelets
I couldn't find a photo of a boot done in this way, if anyone has something similar, I'll be very interested to see it.