(I thought I posted this earlier today, but I guess it didn't take.)
My austerity brogues, take two.
The shoes now have six pairs of eyelets instead of five. Jon thinks the lines look better this way, but I don't think they look very different.
The toes are rounder this time.
The waist feels tighter, and the finish on the soles and the uppers are better this time.
When Jon told me he was remaking the shoes, I assumed he was giving them an overhaul, but he actually made a second pair of shoes
. The original pair now sit on a shelf in his workshop. I'm not sure he made any money from me, but he made sure I got my money's worth.