I think my version of the boot has quite a refined looking last and is easier to wear with coat and tie than with jeans.
Judge for yourself:
When standing they look like regular shoes.
For me, I think using buckles a much easier than using speed hooks. Also, I think monk straps are much easier to put on then lace up shoes.
Style wise, I think it performs like most other boots because the strap portion is hidden by the pant leg. Given that it looks like a descendant of the M1943 combat boot, I suppose there are SWD ways wear it too.
Functionally, I don't like speed hooks for laces so the straps are my preferred option.
Lately, I've also been quite infatuated with book-matched marble bathrooms.
I haven't been able to find estimated pricing per sq foot (other than just really expensive), so I suspect it might be quite obscene. Please talk me out of it.
By the looks of your tan, I imagine you are spending quite a bit of time at the beach! Have you had a chance to visit Taormina? I visited Sicily quite a few years ago and quite liked the Ancient Greek sandstone temples in Agrigento. I also picked up a taste for Nero D'avola.