In this week’s episode of LIQUOR RUN, Christian and Rolly dive into a bottle of Malbec from LaPosta Paulucci while discussing the endless style conundrum: do you need to match the leathers of your watch strap, belt, and shoes?

Christian brings up a great point with respect to this conundrum (two, actually): who cares, and how impractical can you possibly get? On the style front, it’s been said to death that the most important thing is to be content with the way you dress, and to be comfortable in it. Obviously, you need to dress in a way that you think looks good on you, and not just for comfort, but being able to look at yourself in the mirror and be totally satisfied with how you look is always top priority. Always.

On a practical level, if you’re even remotely like us at T&H, straps don’t just exist in your collection in tones of brown and black. Whether it’s a navy blue T&H x JR Type II “Sark” strap, or a mustard yellow suede, having to worry about matching these more obscure tones with items of clothing where they would stand out far more than they will on your wrist is simply an illogical task. Could you do it? Absolutely, and more power to you. But for most of us, it just doesn’t make a ton of sense to go out of our way to make sure we have a pair of shoes and a belt to go with every strap combination we may employ at any given time. Not to mention, some leathers look great on straps, but would be awful belts. Food for thought.