zjpj and I are on a wavelength in terms of how to wear these. Only diff is that he actually has a pair.. Oh well, it is off to Ron Rider with me. In a way, I'm happy - I can specify exactly the look I want on the specs. Specifically, I would wear the specs in summer with the following: Cream tropical-weight wool trousers 'Natural' linen trousers, poss also some 'Orangina' linen trousers from BB which I may pick up tomorrow with the 15% discount Tan and white stripe seersucker pants Very light grey summer flannels Khaki poplin trousers (light khaki) Mid-brown linen trousers from RL The good news is that those pants constitute pretty much my whole summer pants wardrobe. Basically, I don't see spectators as all that different from the lighter tan shoes that I normally would wear in summer. Particularly if they are linen and leather, the contrast of bright white to non-white pants is less of an issue. While I admit that they are a bit 'costumey', I think that brown and white specs blend in a lot more than black and white specs. I do plan to wear them to my biz cas office at least occasionally (tho' you don't want to overdo it with shoes that distinctive). Other shoes I wear in the summer with the above-listed trousers include british tan EG Monmouth's (wholecut with medallion toe, a bit like the C&J Weymouth's, but with the distinctive EG toe), 'bone' leather shoes from Gallus (comfort-shoe with some rubber on soles for rainier days), Grenson Stowes in mid-brown. That's about it. I might add bucks next year.