So do you pull the fat end up and through the knot? What's the proper method? I've always done what you described.*edit* Ok, I just did a quick search and found out you're supposed to just work backward to untie it. Learned something new today.
Yeah, for that price the Lowdnes is a better buy but the 348 is such a long and narrow last for me. If the Mora was priced like a standard AE shoe ($300-350), I would consider it. For $450, I'm not taking a second look.
I wear a US9.5 in most dress shoes. The only exception are those that run large like the Alden TruBalance and Barrie lasts. In those two lasts, I wear a US9.I sized down 1/2 (US9) in the HY monks and they are perfect. I think they are a really nice dub monk.