I'm planning on making the upgrade from Red Wing enthusiast to White's enthusiast, and I've found this forum to be the best resource ever for helping navigate the complicated and intricate world of custom boot buying!
I wonder if I could lean on your wizened heads for some styling advice?
Imagine a regular toe smoke jumper in black roughout, but the vamp is navy CXL.
I'm looking to make a pair of dressy boots that can be worn with a suit in a pinch. I've just got a new job as a drama teacher at a private school, so I need formal-enough clothing, but also my own personal style is workwear mostly, so I'm not a naturally a formally dressed person. I think I can pull off something that isn't just dress black.
Do you think that the contrast between the black and navy would be severe enough to make the boot look 'speciality' or would it be subtle enough as to barely notice? By the way, I imagine I'll keep the blue as dark as possible through frequent HDLP treatments.