There can be something very eclectic about embroidery. It takes the appropriately safe motif to not suggest grandma's curtains or French Reneaissance gone mad. What's nice is when a designer gets the embroidery to a balanced point where it transforms the article in who's point of inspiration is something not so easily recognized. White Mountaineering has achieved that with their Embroidered Wallaby Boot for Spring. The cool factor of the simple brown embroidery together with harmonious values of the colors of the skins make this shoe a textural winner with funky dress up dress down functionality. Available now at Bodega in Boston and on their site http://shop.bdgastore.com.