There's some mighty fine info in this thread for all of us shoe nerds around the world. I wish more shoemakers had the time to take part so that John and Jane Does could make better decisions in the shoe store. Thank you both.
When I first saw these, I smiled and mentally nodded to myself and the customer: bespoke three-eyelet wholecuts with the Finnish coat of arms on the soles. Made by the Berluti-trained Hungarian bespoke shoe savant David Balazic for the Finnish ambassador to Hungary, and discovered from the peerless Shoegazing.se-site.