Originally Posted by Manton
The whole point is, they don't look combattish at all. A Shannon is identical in shape to a Berkeley, except for the uppers, which you can't see when your trouser leg is down.
Well, that being said, what is the attraction to them? When one is seated, you get the full flavor of the boot as the pant leg reveals the uppers. I don't necessarily mean the last shape is any clunkier or inelegant or the soles are thicker, but with the addition of the uppers, I guess to my eye, the overall look is still combat-ish in a dressy way.