Thanks for picking up the shirts! For me, I'd probably just wear these in Spring and Fall. The suede is light enough, but it is a higher boot with a full leather lining. For a July & August shoe, I'd definitely prefer the bucks or saddles. That said, I do know guys who wear denim and boots all Summer long - even in the NYC summer heat. It all depends on what you're comfortable in. I can say that these are really handsome in person, and that medium brown suede plays off really well against the red sole. I'm pretty much a boot and pant guy all year round. I've got the skinniest calves and ankles on the planet and I'm vain so what are you gonna do, plus I just like the support boots give. I was really more unsure about stylewise if the dark brown was too much for summer with chinos and denim. My summer rotation at this point is pretty much Indy's and Whiskey shell chukkas. Trying to decide on one more pair. I hate to eat you up on shipping but I might order a pair of the McNairy boots and bucs and decide. On another note, do you have a firm date for the chino's yet?