Budapest Oxford is good- how do u plan to wear the cognac?
Both shoes are modified Budapest-Oxfords, inspired (especially the cognac version) by the Oliver Moore shoe presented in Laszlo Vass's book. Cognac is really versatile color, works well with formal or casual outfit. Mainly use them with jeans.
Those buying U and F Vass shoes are really buying Ugolini last and designs, made by Vass. In fact this is exactly how U and F lasts are labelled in Isetan Tokyo, Roberto Ugolini (Made by Vass). There is Vass and there is Vass, and there is Ugolini and there is Ugolini.
I promised pictures. I'm no shoe critic, so I don't know the words to explain this. But my eyes see a more pleasing "flow" in some other shoe cuts that I still have to find in the U-last of Vass (which is why I think the pics in this thread are misleading, except the recent ones where owners have kindly shared pics from "the top, the wearer's point of view").
And here's another view of the same thing:
But the point of the pics is to illustrate the "unnatural" width of even the "narrow" (43E) Vass in u-last as seen from the top, which makes it stumpy, stunted, whatever the word is. I wonder what the "wide" version is! To my eyes.
Hope this helps..
How is the U last width for U. Does it fit well and is it the same real width (not size measurement but actual width).
In any regards it is clear what you are trying to show and what you refer to in terms of flow and sleek. The U last does not have that continuous flow but has more a sudden change in shape at the forepart. It is exactly this change and contrast that makes the U last more interesting, appealing, sleek to my eyes. The other shoes lack definition and contrast and are too long in the forepart in order to achieve that contrastless flow in my opinion.