B - yes they are black. CJ edgwares. love em, they are the first real good shoes i ever bought. highly recommended.
Cheerfully ridiculous socks and those albert loafers are just beautiful. If you can just lose the jeans there will be new hope for humanity!
By the way, those loafers made me think of SF-er "HandMadeShoes"'s own line that's just come out: check out his "J Fitzpatrick" range at www.theshoesnobblog.com
I'm not trying to cast stones here, but if that was an honest explanation of your profile picture, why does it have a watermark in the top left?
On another note, those EGs are fantastic.
Lasted trees are tough to overlook. Congratulations on a victorious haul.