Originally Posted by Saucemaster
How much black do you usually wear? I wear a decent amount of black and gray, and black boots are quite versatile for me, but with dark jeans they don't provide much contrast. I'd say if you don't wear much black, brown is more versatile (esp since I've come to like brown + gray better than black + gray for a lot of outfits), but it never hurts to have a pair of black boots around. There are some outfits that just scream for them.
Damn you for casting doubts in my head...
I really don't wear much black as a quick glance in my wardrobe proved, save for a black tee or two and a few black shirts. Come to think of it, I think the black purcells and the nikexwho's would cover most of anything dark I'd wear. Reevaluating my tastes, I think two different shades of brown would really do the trick. They're only around $120+ so if I really end up needing a pair in black it won't break the bank.
I believe I have my answer. Thanks.