Would you guys recommend F last for an austerity brogue or do you think it will be too bland and I should try U or K?
My personal impression is that F is very nice for conservative designs, i.e. cap toe oxfords and such (sadly, the toe cap creasing issue discussed above makes me hesitant to order a pair), but I wonder if austerity brogues look better with chiseled toes.
100% in agreement. I think the U last chisel is balanced by the rounded lines of the wingtip. basically, the chisel isn't as noticeable on an austerity brogue. Although, I do love the Vass DMs on U last over F; the latter ain't bad.