Appeared to have allowed a slight lapse in stylistic coverage. I do apologise, cant think what's caused it. Have been earnestly researching footwear stories in India, Mumbai, Kerala, The Taj Mahal Palace. Bata (click) is an Indian brand, guessing much like our Clarks. They do some nasty, all terrain affairs, of course, but there are some lovely simple leather numbers too. I went mad and dropped a few hundred on these without even thinking.
Even kept the Rickshaw running outside: That's how we're rolling down South right now. More on Bata, India, colour and elegance as soon as can find some suitable cover.