I know you're asking GS, but I can tell you the For Life's are my favorites. You already have oxblood's so it's up to you as far as wanting a color so close, but the dark red on the For Life's is my favorite DM color that's available now. Also, the leather is a notch above my other DMs. The eyelets aren't the standard black though. I know that bothers some.
Yeah, the eyelets are a little offsetting, but in my head they're just something to tell myself "Look Tim, they ARE a little different, just go ahead and get em'!". Knowing my sorry self, I'll end up getting them... Are they really lose around the leg like other Doc Martens? I'm assuming they are, and the amount of leather between the back seam and the eyelets looks the same as my other Doc's, but I'm still just wondering if they're loose around the ankle. Thanks.