I popped into that russian store in Moscow that was mentioned a couple of times in this thread, without too much time on my hands. First time seeing shell in black and King, and also snuff suede, in person (the pairs I own are in cigar shell, natural CXL and navy suede). Something about the #8, I think my eyes are just not used to seeing shoes in such a color I think I liked it but wasn't able to quite "get" it. The snuff was an instant hit for me though. I particularly liked the brass eyelets/hooks on this PT boot.