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Perhaps they're so used to multiple currencies and foreign exchange that they assume expertise. IIRC, Hungarians got into a lot of trouble a few years ago because of mortgages denominated in Yen and Swiss Francs.
That would be convenient."When they were toe to toe, his nose was in it, and when they were nose to nose, his toes was in it."
I took them out this morning, and haven't yet returned them. I'm assuming they fit pretty well.
My usual size-- 45. I asked for wider and they suggested that "G" width would make it all work, given that P2 was a more or less exact match across the instep.
I'm not finding much volume in the toes, so there isn't any tell-tale shell creasing yet. Of course, the widest part of my foot is pretty far forward. And while the profile has just a hint of Central European DNA (or is that northern Italian?), they are remarkably svelte from any angle that doesn't involve sniffing carpet. Doubtless, the black color helps there, too.
OK, my F oxfords (wide fitting?) came today. Black shell, quarter-brogue. They are slim and elegant indeed. So elegant that they could plausibly be a bespoke London product, if you don't look too long. But so slim that I had trouble putting them on. Also, the quarters don't close up parallel the way they do for P2 and 3636 oxfords (normal width). There's still close to a centimeter's separation at the top. That said, they give decent support, probably better than P2...
Maybe. But P2 can look surprisingly svelte with the right model (and maybe the right day in the shop). One giveaway would be the soles. Are the waists beveled? Because I think that is only done for the Italian (F, U, K) lasts.
Nice collection-- even the U, which can look over-done in other styles and colors. It came out brilliantly here. I especially like the very English broguing of the first Burgundy oxford. Sometimes (as in the Antik Cognac F) they leave out the bit that goes up the quarters, which seems to create a bit of a mismatch. Do you find F to be any longer than P2, or narrower in the heel?
I guess his college apps just got interesting in a way he hadn't expected.
That's a bit of R&D expense with which to be sure.
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