While this is true, I don't really get what you are trying to say. This is a streetwear thread so I assume everything posted was in that context. Also, while I think most Paul Smith's wouldn't look great with workwear, they would look better in that environment than most other boots posted here.
Just wondering what you consider clunky and awkward I guess? If you're referencing the Doc Martin army, then I'd agree with you. The LL Bean Engineer boots a while back then not so much.
Ya get me?