Photos don't do justice
Oh my, these are beautiful. The leather is soft and pliable, a warm tan, NOT bone. The leather has some sheen to it. There's some distressing but not too much. The ingenious use of closely matched shades of color in the classic Bonnie is what sets it apart -- anyway -- within the universe of OG design. In this "Bone" version, a lighter background leather helps the embroidery so often lost in other versions to really pop here. You've got all gradations of brown and blue on tan which doesn't seem like it would be that interesting. However the tan is warmed by golden undertones and the designer has paired rugged architectural elements (inlayed arrows, scalloped edgework and piping) with delicate ones (filagreed stitchery sewn with satiny thread that is deliberately varied in terms of tonal value, thickness and stitching type) to build a whole that is much more than the sum of its parts. You're not so much aware of color as you are a sense of balance and proportion amidst the wealth of details. Blue and brown used together like this are neutral wardrobe enhancers. I think this is more a warm weather boot than winter boot but you be the judge. I can wear this year round, living in southern Arizona. Another thing: look closely at Rivertrail's first photo. The shimmer of the embroidered flowers is real, almost as if the boots had soft floodlights shining out from beneath the thread.. Of course it's just reflected light, but the effect is one of inner luminescence -- a quality we find magnetic in people... and as with people, so too with boots! People just can't stop staring! (Are they looking for the light switch?) Very comfortable to wear, sizing is spot on. My boots did have wear on the soles and heels, a continuing frustration with orders from Rivertrail.