Based on the number of items claiming to be using hides from that wreck, it must have been a super tanker sized ship.
Looks like the general consensus is for Burnished Burgundy Calf. We'll do a darker brown sole so that this can be a truly conservative dress shoe if need be. I think that we should keep with the Rain last for this style, as that's served us well in the past and many guys are already aware of their fit on that. I'll get this online by the weekend.
Just waiting on pricing and availability on this, and then we can put together some ideas. This stuff is great!
SOME NEW IDEAS
First off, would you guys consider looking into a Lizard style? Either the double monk or single monk would be pretty boss in this, but nearly any shoe or low boot can be done in lizard. Pricing-wise, it falls between calf and shell. Here's some pics:
There's really three colors to work with: black, dark brown, and a whiskey-ish tan
Next, let's not forget EGGPLANT CALFSKIN! Where else can you get a boss dark purple shoe?
And what would you think of a calf-suede shoe? The Jodphur and the Balmoral boot came out great with this concept. Here's two samples from Carmina's booth, but we could really put together any kind of combo. I really dig how the shortwing came out:
All of these ideas rock. I'm going to buy the Austerity Brogue for sure. If you had it in that insane Red color on Shell, I'd get both.
You know you're buying too many shoes when you read one of Mike's upcoming delivery lists, see a shoe that makes you think "Huh that sounds pretty cool, I wish I had heard of that earlier," only to realize that you've already bought it.
Mike, what's up with the differences in the lizard patterns based on color? The black has a killer grain, but a black pair wouldn't get as much action as dark brown. Anyway, my vote (still) goes for a lizard Chelsea or Jodhpur.