I obviously need to stop reading this thread. I passed on those very shoes just before the weekend, convincing myself that I had already built a solid range of lwbs and that navy would be tricky to pair with lots and lots of my wardrobe. I further rationalized that, if I were to purchase a navy-colored shoe, it should be a navy suede variety.
One look at your picture and I begin feeling like I want to kick myself.
Maybe I'll pull the trigger for the whiskey lwb and try to go get some work done...Sheesh!
While I was in the store, I thought the same thing, "What can I wear these with?!" I originally went to the store to preorder a natural CXL LWB and tried these on simply as a test fit. I admit that I purchased them on an impulse only because it would take at least 4 months until the natural LWB's became available (I wanted a new pair ASAP). After getting them home and imagining what I can wear them with, the purchase was totally justified. They pair well with light colored pants: khaki, gray, green; perfect for Spring. Also, they don't scream blue like a suede shoe might. They're the perfect shade and tone, in my opinion. I won't wear these often, but when I do, I know they will be the highlight of my outfit.