For sheer numbers of models, ability to see numerous shell colors, and ability to see numerous decent quality pics at different angles, The Shoemart wins going away.
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Got caught in an absolutely horrible downpour en route to Alden SFWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Doesn't look like your #8s are any worse for the wear. I have yet to be caught out in a downpour with mine, so I'm a bit leary of that experience.
Not much of a chukkas man, but those really look nice.
i try not to go out in shell if i know if's going to rain, but ultimately these are leather shoes and a little water won't kill em.
Buon Natale e Buon Anno!
Aden's can add an appreciable amount of weight. For a week, I would think 3 pairs would be the maximum. I know you have a nice collection and it is great to show the rotation, but I think you would do fine with a pair on your feet and one packed. It may be obvious, but one of those pairs should be boots at this time of the year in Rome.
Those really are stunning. I'm sure its the lighting but the top pics look very burgundy-ish Color 8 while the bottom two look very cigar-ish Color 8. Either way, they are a great makeup.