That's the thing that sucks about photos in my backyard; the ground never gets any light, so the shoes end up being borderline-invisible.
Agreed about the boots not fitting my normal aesthetic. I've had them for years, and I usually only wear them when I'm wearing a dark suit (which is to say, almost never).
Might have to look up the DHs styled with Cuban heels. Is there a specific look book I should try to find?
FW 06 definitely had some.
i think they'd work better with black jeans. maybe get some of those waxed-looking black t-000s like the ones aeglus is wearing?