What color is this shell cordovan? Technically, you are not wrong if you remove that one letter.
An update on my pair of plain OEII.
I've had this pair for about 2 months now. I wear it roughly once a week or once in two weeks, so not that much because I rarely wear formal clothes. I did find the shoes stiff in the beginning and it still is a bit even now. I think the thicker soles are not fully broken in yet. The leather, however, is very good, not as buttery as Edward Green but still easy to polish. I really like this pair because even though the soles are a bit stiff, they feel more substantial and more stable when you're walking. I didn't have any problems with creasing on the cap toes and frankly, I don't mind them at all. The welt on Vass shoes are also slightly thicker but that's what gives it its style and unless you're a size 5, it wouldn't look disproportionate. Quite happy with it. This pair is for life.
How's the length? Could you drop a half size in length and go up a width? My reasoning being that a 10 wide might be too big in the heel and instep