I'm usually a big proponent of spectators, but these ones just seem a little... blah. That super-dark-brown and beige combination makes them look like black-and-white shoes that have run through too many muddy puddles. The side-stitched toe reminds me of a bowling shoe, actually. Versatility? Depends on your personal style. Some could wear them with jeans, chinos, or a suit without a tie, but others would baulk at those, seeing wingtips as too flashy for jeans, and a canvas vamp too casual for a suit. Personally, I'd hold out for the brown ones with the white leather vamp - I believe Joe G has a pair, and can clue you in as to the quality. Alternately, if you haven't got a pair of monkstraps or a pair of classic Gucci bit loafers, I'd find them first... Cheers, Nick.