Not your style? Perhaps something in a double monk strap:
Good Holy God. Those look like something that passed through a Wildebeest's digestive tract. :(
And those red Morgans look like they were plucked from the drain under an abattoir's floor.
I AM kinda intrigued by those Fastballs though.
These must have come from the same cow, which they BBQ'd before making the leather.
Yeah, I'm not sure how they got the leather like that. Seems like everyone wants to pre-distress stuff, saw jeans at Saks that had paint thrown on them. I'm just waiting for the day someone opens a pre-chewed restaurant.
I must admit the Fastballs made me stop for a second. Then I forced myself NOT to try them on just in case they fit. What kind of slacks would you think go with the red Morgans? Leather?
I think they were 9 or 9.5. Though I'm kicking myself for not remembering if they were marked as SECONDS. I really wonder what it was like in the factory when the order came down to make those. Could you imagine if you were a master craftsman who had worked there forever making fine Cordovan shoes for heads of state, and they brought THIS for you to make. I think I would quit on the spot.
That is true and sometimes they screw up the lasting...I bought three pair of Oddenwalds in the same size and picked the two shoes that fit best and returned the others...I pay for my own returns so I don't feel bad about it. I have started doing that all the time now....I love AE however if they can not make items the same way then I feel it is something I need to do- honestly one pair of Oddenwalds was so mislasted I would have thought i needed another size....
These are all size 9EEE. Since I first posted this picture, less than a year ago, the shoes have continued to multiply like Tribbles and there are now many more of them. I should take a new picture of them all......