Robin, thks for your explanation. I bought this shoes in a Hong Kong store called Lane Crawford, and it is a S/S 2009 model, on the back of the shoe's tongue, it mentions made in January 2009. I want to get the brown suede dirty buck, but it was sold out in my size.
Originally I do have some reservation in buying this pair as its shape looks rather plain vanilla from a distance and there are those tabs at the heels and tongue. But when I try it on though, i think it is a nice change from those cap toe and wingtips that I had. And this pair is rather comfortable due to its bigger round toebox. I am looking to incorporate the shoes into few of my more causal looks, I guess need a bit of more planning than wearing the brown dirty buck but hopefully I will make it work.