Originally Posted by makewayhomer
how did the shell look, specifically?
To be honest, there looked to be some excess material near the welt and the perforations on the brogueing looked a little rough.
The stitching wasn´t too fine either.
Neither of these were issues on the tassel loafer.
In my opinon, the longwings, derbies, ptbs and saddle shoes didn`t suffer too much from the rougher look.
The rough finishing was more obvious ater taking a look at Carmina´s offerings, just down the road.
The calf Norvegese on the other hand were finished to a standard not too disimilar to Vass or even St. C. (lovely, wooden pegged waist; very tight, perfect stiches)