NH21 - thank you for additional info. I was trying to buy them for a very long time. I finally got them on eBay. Brand new never worn, simply wrong sizing, and they were waiting for me in the box - just for 195 GBP.
Regarding Yanko and AS - of course there is no comparison. AS has much better leather, craftsmanship and lasts. However, what I Iike in Yanko, is the 915 last and possibility to select leather, suede and combine colours you like, and still around 200 GBP.
Great buy there for you on Holmes II. I must say that is a lucky and rare find!
It's a gorgeous Balmoral.
Agree on the Yanko price point for mto. Not many offer that.
Who is still supplying the Holburn? Sometime ago I was looking for a 2nd pair...they're black and go with anything.