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    Higgins Mill weatherproof - Tan vs Brown.

    As the title indicates, I am about to purchase a pair of Higgins Mill weatherproof boots.

    I am looking for some reasons to pick one color over the other.

    I only have one other pair of boots, and they are black and slightly more casual.

    I realize this is a pretty subjective sort of thing, but if anyone has any opinions on picking one color over the other, I'd appreciate the feedback.

    I would be wearing them as basic business/smart casual to work and around town. My work environment is very casual (I can wear shorts and a t shirt if I wanted to), but I do like
    to look like I made a bit of an effort.

    https://www.allenedmonds.com/shoes/b...r=3282#start=1

    Thanks!

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    I'm not a big fan of darker brown shoes, but that color brown is really great.

    That said, if it were me, and I already had black boots, I would go with the tan. I'm one of those people who enjoys this trendy look of the last few years with tan shoes against dark blues and grays.

    But on the other hand, if you want to avoid trendy and go with classic, that's a really great looking pair of boots in brown.

    Also, if the black boots are more casual, the brown works better if you need something a bit more formal.
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    I normally prefer tan over brown, but I'm not crazy about the look of that tan. Between those two colors, I'd go with the brown.

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    If I were buying these, I'd go with the tan. I have a few dark brown boots, though. I think that tan looks great; not what I was expecting when I hit the link. The brown is more serious for sure.

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    To me that "tan" looks just like a slightly lighter shade of brown. Not what I would consider a true tan.

    I would ask yourself if you prefer the pebbled leather look (tan) or the smooth leather look (brown). That seems to be the bigger visual difference between the two since the colors are somewhat similar.

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    Thanks for the discussion.

    Went with the brown.

    Knowing me, I'll probably circle back and get the tan the next time they go on sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abh159 View Post
    To me that "tan" looks just like a slightly lighter shade of brown. Not what I would consider a true tan.

    I would ask yourself if you prefer the pebbled leather look (tan) or the smooth leather look (brown). That seems to be the bigger visual difference between the two since the colors are somewhat similar.
    I was actually wondering about that. I wonder how the tan looks in real life.

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    Could just be how it looks in the product photo, but I am really not a fan of that tan color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ito View Post
    Could just be how it looks in the product photo, but I am really not a fan of that tan color.
    I agree! Somethings off..not quite like their Walnut color that they usually use.

    OP I like the brown, good choice.

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    Dark brown tends to be a much more versatile shade. Though I'm not a big fan of the tan shoe/boot, so it may just be my personal tastes coming though. I have something like 7 or 8 pairs of dark brown boots (I may have a problem) and no tan or black (beyond a pair of dress chukkas). If, as you said, you don't already have a dark brown pair, I'd say you made the right call here.

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