But a few seasons ago men’s fine footwear remained safe behind the great “Black vs. Brown” debate, more or less. Designers have since dialed up the color in their collections considerably, though accepting these ultra-saturated shoes into one’s wardrobe can prove precarious. An un-gaudy gold offers just a stroke of visual vibrance and these sharp Shipton & Heneage boots would be a fine first step in the switch toward flashier-hued footwear. Cut slim in butterscotch-like suede, these boots pair perfectly with the harvest-tinted tweeds, corduroys, and wools returning to our closets come fall. Available, on sale, at the Shipton & Heneage web shop.