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I feel like that watch has a story.
That strap is bussin.
This particular watch is styled after the Trench watches of WWI. Prior to this the pocket watch was the norm but service men found that not very practical or safe and started adding lugs and strapping their pocket watches to their wrists.

The strap is a Bund strap and also originated in WWI as German pilots were issued them to keep a protective layer between the metal watch and their skin due to temperature extremes they might encounter. Bund straps were also used I believe my Japanese mountaineers or mountaineers in general for the same reason. Seiko's first Alpinist was on a bund I believe.

Below are two other color bunds I have for it.
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All right, I need advice from folks with culture and taste. Until I locate some, y’all will have to do. 😎 (rimshot)

I’ve received some lambs wool flannel trousers in what O’Connell’s calls “brick.” They are a bit darker and richer than the photo below suggests. They would be worn with either odd jacket & tie or just a sweater. Either way, I’m stumped as to the best color shoe to go with (you’d have thought I would have worked that out before buying, right?).

Black would seem to be obvious but I have an adversion to black shoes when not with a suit. So, all my black shoes are oxford cap toes; I have nothing in black less formal than that.

So my choices would seem to be (i) buy a less formal black shoe I wouldn’t wear much or (ii) make use of a different color. No, I don’t have any green or blue shoes apart from a blue suede chukka. Well, I take that back, I have a greenish brown chukka that C&J calls “ earth” or something.

Thoughts?
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Grey suede Strandmoks. (I think grey Strand sneaks would be even better if you can handle the rules transgression).
 

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You plan on fighting some fires today?

My brother-in-law is a plant supervisor (25 years). He gives me the hand-me-downs (great work pants and shirts). I have a casual Christmas party this weekend, and the client requested that I do NOT wear a suit. I'm breaking in the Landons so I can wear them with chinos.
 
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