Originally Posted by NAMOR
whats your experience?
I don't have a pair of Shannons, but I do have a pair of captoe balmoral boots. They have a chestnut calf bottom and a chocolate brown suede shaft.
I wear them to work quite a bit, particularly in winter, usually with a suit. No-one, and I mean no-one, at work has even noticed that I am wearing a pair of boots.
Originally Posted by stevent
Shannon definitely looks too dressy IMO to be versatile. If its slate or something it works well but if its dark oak I really couldn't see it being worn outside of a full suit
I know that these things are subjective, but I think that dark oak is far more versatile than slate. When you wear a pair of dark oak balmoral boots with trousers, most people will just think that they are brown shoes. When you wear slate boots, people will look at them as the colour is quite different and eye-catching.