Having an internal debate about the 990. Everything about the shoe exudes class, it i well built, shows off the cordovan well, etc. But the shoe can look huge, especially in my e width
To me, the proportions of the unlined PTB look more balanced, especially with thinner wool pants. These PTB would look OK with chinos or heaver flannel or denim... But to me a similar chukka would look even better. So in the battle of the plain toe, it would seem that for me 990 would be behind the unlined and the chukka... Thoughts?
I can't speak to the unlined PTB as I have never tried them. However, I am not much of a fan of the chukka (except for the 6 eyelet version). While I understand your perspective regarding your E width, I still hold the 990 in higher regard than the chukka. You and others here may disagree with me, but that's perfectly fine. It's mjust my preference.
p.s. I think your 990s look great, but they could use some Mac love. Enjoy your PTBs often and in great health, my friend...