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post #14686 of 20242
Gold museum calf Ilcea brown 
Single leather sole. Had spec'd double but changed mid production and I'm glad I did 
F Last
Size 45
Metal toe taps 
Not sure what design this is if in stock, I just told him what broguing I was looking for and they did it to 80%
The calf museum is a bit thinner than other calf, but it feels great on the foot and to zero break in needed, so far. Would be interesting to see how it ages
I was a bit concerned about the Gold museum as some people have reported this being a little on the orange side, this was only slightly prevalent under natural light, but I feel there is no "orange" and what I got was a "redder" finish, looks great in person. . The depth of the museum leather is fantastic. 

Fits is perfect 

Couldn't help to notice some very minor, perhaps overlooked, finishing details, but I feel these are due to hand made process. But I'm very happy with the result. 

 

One of the photos is next to a C&J 

 

 

 

 

 

post #14687 of 20242

Excellent makeup. Wear in good health! Are they C&J in chestnut?

post #14688 of 20242

Gents,

 

Waiting for my next 2 pair (should be a couple of weeks), but already want a couple more (darn you weak Euro). I am going to go for my first pair of Shell. I am considering cigar brown vs oxblood (love the calf oxblood). Any thoughts/advice for this shell novice?!

 

Thanks in advance.

post #14689 of 20242
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

 

If the last is wrong, it's wrong.  The P2 is plenty wide - I take a standard 43 and it's generous, as is the Budapest.  I need a G fitting in the F or U last, though.

 

One thing about the P2 is that it has a bit of a curve to it - great for my bendy feet.  It's very asymmetric.  If 41.5 felt too long, but 41G pinches your toes, then the shape is wrong: the two are exactly the same width, at least in theory.  Did your big toe have plenty of lateral room?  Anyway, I'd suggest you try another last - the Budapest might work in 41G, otherwise you might even try one of the Italian lasts: they are narrower, but straighter, so a 41G or H might work.  Try F - the U and K have rather high insteps.


@mimo, thanks for writing. You are correct. It does seem that the last is wrong but only on my left feet. I tried the F-last with a normal width and it feels tight around the ball but I did not experience any pinching on the toes. However, unlike the size 41-P2, there was some heel slippage on the 41-F. This is leading me to the conclusion that a 40.5H on the P2 would be a good fit. What do you think? Moreover, do you have any experience with the 3636?

 

@Sammy - Ascot, thanks for recommending the 3636. None of the stockists here carry it.Would you mind telling me more about it? For instance, how does it compare to the F-last?

post #14690 of 20242
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Originally Posted by tobiasfunke19 View Post
 


@mimo, thanks for writing. You are correct. It does seem that the last is wrong but only on my left feet. I tried the F-last with a normal width and it feels tight around the ball but I did not experience any pinching on the toes. However, unlike the size 41-P2, there was some heel slippage on the 41-F. This is leading me to the conclusion that a 40.5H on the P2 would be a good fit. What do you think? Moreover, do you have any experience with the 3636?

 

@Sammy - Ascot, thanks for recommending the 3636. None of the stockists here carry it.Would you mind telling me more about it? For instance, how does it compare to the F-last?


@tobiasfunke19  The 3636 Last part of the Budapester/Peter/R Last family - where they generally cater for wider fitting width.

 

Hope this helps.

post #14691 of 20242
Fresh out of the box from Budapest. I needed a "workhorse" with a bit of weather proofing but didn't want to go full Dainite. This batch of oxblood calf turned out more dark brown while I had expected a shade of red in there but hey, happy with the end result!

Model: Old english plain
Last: U
Size: 44 G-width
Color: Oxblood






post #14692 of 20242
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Originally Posted by anzo View Post

Fresh out of the box from Budapest. I needed a "workhorse" with a bit of weather proofing but didn't want to go full Dainite. This batch of oxblood calf turned out more dark brown while I had expected a shade of red in there but hey, happy with the end result!

Model: Old english plain
Last: U
Size: 44 G-width
Color: Oxblood


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That's a winner right there. I'm planning on having the exact same makeup made this or the next year.

The red should come out more in the sun. But I get what you mean, as my initial thought was "brown".

post #14693 of 20242

Great shoes!

I just received shipping confirmation from Mr. Kuti on something quite similar (OE2 plain in Oxblood on U) :cheers:  Unfortunately I won't be home for another week, but it will be sweet then.

post #14694 of 20242
Quote:
Originally Posted by anzo View Post

Fresh out of the box from Budapest. I needed a "workhorse" with a bit of weather proofing but didn't want to go full Dainite. This batch of oxblood calf turned out more dark brown while I had expected a shade of red in there but hey, happy with the end result!

Model: Old english plain
Last: U
Size: 44 G-width
Color: Oxblood






 

Great pair of shoes - Oxblood calf can be deceiving indoor and outdoors, making it very versatile for weekend and weekday wear.

From a distance it's black and close up indoors it's a deep Bordeaux colour.  

 

From a consistently level, the colour very consistent. Colour hardly varies as we been sourcing from the

same tannery for years.

post #14695 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Sammy - Ascot View Post
 

 

Great pair of shoes - Oxblood calf can be deceiving indoor and outdoors, making it very versatile for weekend and weekday wear.

From a distance it's black and close up indoors it's a deep Bordeaux colour. 

 

From a consistently level, the colour very consistent. Colour hardly varies as we been sourcing from the

same tannery for years.

It's the most versatile shoe color out there, in my opinion.

post #14696 of 20242

 

After wearing and breaking them for a while I just can say:

 

Love for Vass and love for the 3636 last!!.

 

The comfort and structural integrity of the shoes are great.

post #14697 of 20242
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post
 

It's the most versatile shoe color out there, in my opinion.

I can back your opinion with a few more stats.

1)     Between 15% to 20% of our MTO make up consist of Oxblood calf.

2)     Many of our clients have stopped ordering Black calf & defaulting to Oxblood.

3)     Popular choice amongst the clinical/medical profession.

4)     Of all the colour choices (apart from Black) it requires less maintenance.

5)     Colour consistency level high.  

post #14698 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post
 

 

After wearing and breaking them for a while I just can say:

 

Love for Vass and love for the 3636 last!!.

 

The comfort and structural integrity of the shoes are great.

 

The 3636 a well proportion last, very accommodating around the width and toes.

Goes well with double sole and built to like a tank.

post #14699 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Sammy - Ascot View Post
 

I can back your opinion with a few more stats.

1)     Between 15% to 20% of our MTO make up consist of Oxblood calf.

2)     Many of our clients have stopped ordering Black calf & defaulting to Oxblood.

3)     Popular choice amongst the clinical/medical profession.

4)     Of all the colour choices (apart from Black) it requires less maintenance.

5)     Colour consistency level high.  

Never thought about Oxblood that way, but you're completely right. That's actually a major advantage.

post #14700 of 20242
Walking the line on a Friday.

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