I actually had my tournament low's on this morning before switching out to these Grenson's. It was most probably the olive green color of the CP's not contrasting enough with the shirt, but these Grenson's really pop. Also, the shirt is denim and I thought wearing a more rugged looking shoe tied in better.
Archie is Stanley's wayward brother. He's a full English brogue but is a Gibson instead of an oxford and all of his features are exaggerated. He has oversized eyelets and a massive triple sole. You don't wear Archie, he wears you.
shoreman, the Archie from Grenson is deliberately styled to be more casual. Actually had a mate from another forum say something similar to you.
Perhaps in photo's they come across that way. However IRL, they look really cool and make the 'brogue' style look very casual. Its nice to have something different.
just because it's intentional doesn't mean it's not ugly