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the suspense is killing me!
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Greetings all - thought it was time to give the Oxblood double monks a buff and polish - snapped a few pics of the results.  I'd say they are looking very good for a well worn pair of shoes:

 

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Which polish did you use? I just bought the Saphir Pommadier Bordeaux but haven't used it yet.
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You!

Just when I thought I got my DM rota buttered out you unveil them! facepalm.gif

They look great RogP, I think I can ride this particular storm out vicariously, fingers crossed!
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Thanks gents.  Colonil Mahogani cream wax over the entire shoe, then a light coat of Saphir paste wax in black on the toe box.

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@RogerP

Did you have VASS adjust the strap length, or is that the standard length? I noticed some people have asked for shorter straps and directly stitched buckles, and was still considering how to order mine.
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

^^^ Excellent choice - I hope the fit is on the money this time.

Just got them through,the fit is spot on this time Roger.Looking forward to wearing them and getting a shine on them like you have,simply outstanding man!They look better with wear and breaking in for sure.
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Jubei, these were a stock purchase from Ascot, so I assume standard length straps.

Torsion - good news on the fit - congrats and enjoy!
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Nice Roger - what shoe trees are those?
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

@RogerP
Did you have VASS adjust the strap length, or is that the standard length? I noticed some people have asked for shorter straps and directly stitched buckles, and was still considering how to order mine.

What does "directly stitched buckles" mean?
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They are just some no-name generic trees.  Should have sprung for the Vass lasted trees with this one, because the very chiseled toe box of the K last makes it difficult to fit standard trees.

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Do you like the k better than the u? K is just more rounded toe right?
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Do you like the k better than the u? K is just more rounded toe right?

K is even more chiseled than U from what I've seen. 

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Sorry to be a language fascist (once again..), but K have a less chiseled toe than U, but more narrow.

Chiseled is when the upper part of the toe tip has a flatter, sharp part down towards the front (hard to describe this) and/or the sides of the toe area have a sharp edge, like if they have been chiseled out with a screwdriver. K has the same sides as U, but due to the rounder toe it has a tiny bit less chiseled upper part of the toe tip. It narrows a bit more than U though.

Also, K have a less square toe than U, more round. But if the toe is square or round is something separate from chiseled or narrow. For example a toe can be chiseled with a round toe, it can be not chiseled with a square toe, etc.

Since last and toe shapes is a hard thing to describe in the first place, I think it's good if the words that we do have isn't confused and mixed up unnecessarily.
Edited by j ingevaldsson - 3/15/14 at 2:57am
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Do you like the k better than the u? K is just more rounded toe right?

 

I wouldn't change the K last on these dub monks - love the look - but the toe box is more confining than U.  I'm fine with it for a full day at the office, but if I were heading to an after-work event that would run late into the evening I'd select a different pair.

 

I can see J's point about the chiseling being less pronounced on K versus U, but I' not sure I agree that it is a round-toed shape.  While it may be less chiseled that U, it still is chiseled.  I have never seen a round chisel.  Looking down at U, K and F only the latter looks truly rounded to my eye.

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I wouldn't change the K last on these dub monks - love the look - but the toe box is more confining than U.  I'm fine with it for a full day at the office, but if I were heading to an after-work event that would run late into the evening I'd select a different pair.

I can see J's point about the chiseling being less pronounced on K versus U, but I' not sure I agree that it is a round-toed shape.  While it may be less chiseled that U, it still is chiseled.  I have never seen a round chisel.  Looking down at U, K and F only the latter looks truly rounded to my eye.

I think you need to read my post again. I wrote exactly what you mention, that K is less chiseled and with a rounder toe than U. I only compared the two lasts with each other. K is a chiseled last, with a soft square toe.

Crockett & Jones 337 is a last that isn't chiseled but with a soft square toe, for example.
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