More "clashes like hell with pants," I think, though maybe it's less noticeable in natural light. Mostly a case of using what is easily accessible in the suitcase - plenty of brown, green, grey or black boots to play with later. What I'd really like is a pair of dark charcoal jeans, though - exactly like the Cloak pair I have that doesn't fit me.
And yeah, Toasty, the reason the boots look so different from the Margellon side-zips you're thinking of is because they ARE really different:
"Side Zip" Earlier (unknown year), then later (2010): Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Canvas Side Zip (unknown year): Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
"Campus Boot (2011)" Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
"San Crispino" (2012): Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Surface 2 Air "Sidezip" (2012, just for people who might be wondering about alternatives) Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Don't even fucking think of asking me about the welts. I don't have a goddamn clue.
Not 100% certain on those years, but they're close.