Nice suede Junior!
Somebody should grab those cognac shell Budapesters, like yesterday.
More pics later, and yes it's a bit of a "mental" experiment to put such a shoe on the blobby P2 last rather than the F. But I rather enjoy a heavier-looking dress shoe as an option; it's a personal style thing. They do fit a tad large though (size 43) so I might have to move them on. Will ponder.
In the mean time, here's an F last semi-dress shoe. Or rather, short boot: grey Radica calf and black suede.
Oh my, that grey is majestic!
Good to great. The thing I noticed when I was in the shop was how much their stuff varies. To be clear, it's all good. But as a smaller maker, they do have erratic supply from various brokers and tanneries. When I was ordering, they had some fabulously hairy full-thickness "proper" suede there in most colours. People often remark on how their suede looks rougher than some others, but that's the real deal as far as I'm concerned. However, I noticed that the black suede they had was thinner with a shorter nap, and I liked it less. It was just a matter of availability.