Jerry, those are outstanding!
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Honestly, I probably have too many, mainly Dovers. At least this is what my wife says. I'll post a pic this weekend. So far the StCs are my favorite, but the welting makes them less versatile so they get less wear.
The most obvious answer I think would be any shade of grey, but I also think they would pair nicely with browns as well. I have a pair of Camel Harris Tweed trousers that they would look stellar with.
We are putting together a MTO for navy Galways with shearling lining. PM me if you are interested.
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Galway Shearling Lined Boot
Midnight calf lower
Navy suede Upper
360 degree flat welt
Matching eyelets and speedhooks
dark brown welt and edge trim
Dark Brown Dainite sole
Here is a great example of how gorgeous this boot is:
And the shearling lining looks as follows:
Edited by CHRK33 - 3/20/13 at 8:13am
Recently acquired a vintage pair of Sandringhams in almond country calf. They're around 20-25 years old (EG couldn't locate a record for my pair when I contacted them). After seeing the amazing things some members are able to do with a little polish and elbow grease to develop patinas on their shoes, I thought 'How hard could it be?', and decided to go nuts with some polishes on the EGs. Boy, was that stupid!
A couple before pics:
After saddle soap, conditioner, a coat of meltonian london tan, and four coats of saphir mahogany; I am left with
Was trying for these: http://leffot.com/shop/edward-green-bauxite-sandringham/ while paying 1/3 the price. Didn't quite get there (the london tan polish was a poor choice), but I'm still pretty pleased with the results. The darker colour hides the marks on the leather near the welt pretty well, and they are more rose-hued (what I was going for) than can be seen in the photos.
I use saphir dark brown (no 5). Cream first, then polish.
For dark oak I typically use neutral cream, then neutral polish.