I went with snuff... I think it's still traditional enough but stands out a bit more (in a good way). Still waiting on the belt to arrive, but I did get in this watch strap which should work well.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
I've gotten a lot of good feedback for snuff suede and your pictures really solidify the choice for me.
Time to get AE pair #4 of a few more to come :)