We have 2 people interested in a GMTO on a pair of these.
Colour: Vintage Rioja - Hatch Grain
Eyelets: Antiqued brass
3 more and we're good to go...
Yeah it feels very robust. As far as how to wear... I'll probably pair them with a midnight blue tux for black tie events. They feel very dressy.
How about a GMTO Gable in black leather? At first glance it is a staid, captoe business workhorse, until you notice the v-cap and the stitching in lieu of broguing. I am really into this as understated yet definitive alternative to the Adelaide style.
For a more formal plain toe I would suggest the Westbury, but I already got one in espresso hatch...