Beautiful. I love Burnham's... Don't see them enough. Would love to see them more casually worn as well.
Most of my stuff is EG, I only have one G&G, but on the toppy-or-not debate my main concern is traction and so far I have gone for a compromise. I put full rubber on the heel to improve traction but leave the sole untouched. How much influence heel grip has on traction probably varies by individual gait, I'm quite a heel-heavy walker which possibly goes with walking quickly and having a longer stride.
All my shoes are MTO so if I ever feel the need to go further I would definitely specify rubber sole at time of manufacture or send old pairs back to the factory to have them done when re-soling is needed. I would also specify the forefoot-only rubber treatment posted a few pages back rather than a full rubber sole because one of the beauties of both G&G and EG for me is the sculpted waist(*) and I couldn't bear to diminish that effect by having rubber on that middle section plus there seems no point whatsoever in doing it there since that part of the shoe is never in contact with the ground (well, maybe except for the rare occasions when catching on a stair or edge of a curb).
(*) All my EG are Top Drawer specifically to get that finer waist treatment; for EG I think one needs to do that because the waist treatment on EG RTW or regular MTO isn't quite as dramatic as G&G's standard waist treatment.
I don't disagree that there are a lot of options! Grey pants and suede loafers would have changed the whole look! Thing to consider in the future. :)
Thank you my good man! It's not everyday I'm afforded the opportunity to dress so boldly...so I thought for an outdoor, springtime, wedding...It was now or never! I don't know if you can tell in the pictures...but the bow has a bunch of umbrella's printed on it and the hank has popsicle's...You know, for spring! :)
I genuinely appreciate your support and encouragement! :)
Now THIS is excellent. Love the camera perspectives and the sunken taps are always a nice touch.