Originally Posted by halberdklown
do you guys think the lighter color of that salinger shell would be conducive to a more casual (not too casual) outfit? or would I need to go for something darker, like the brown on the carmina chukkas epaulet is offering? I'm all about versatility, and would love to have a pair of double monks that would work for a variety of instances.
IMO they can both be worn casually or dressed up. I've worn the saddle shell with a navy suit, charcoal flannel trousers, olive khakis, and jeans. It really depends on your preference.
That said, most guys would probably find the brown calfskin to be more versatile. There's very little that a pair of medium brown shoes won't match. The saddle shells might be too light for some looks, but light-toned shell cordovan is very rare and radiant in a way that no other leather is.
Originally Posted by Wes Bourne
Is this a restock of your Fitzgerald and Salinger or are the monks made on a different last this time?
Awesome. Are those the Leffot MTO?
It's a straight restock of the Fitzgerald shortwing (forest last) and the Salinger Double Monk (Inca last)
And yes, those Edward Green's are the Leffot special edition MTO. It was a nice project - he donated the proceeds to Japan. I actually haven't worn them yet, but I'm breaking them out this weekend for the first time.