I'm tempted to get a couple more because I think they're a great buy, especially for tromping down gritty HK pavements.
from what PG showed here, i would admit, that they are a good alternative to fill up ones rotation.
the welt/frame around the toe is a bit too exaggerated for my personal preference, but this might be a preference from PG. it also could be the angle of the pics, but it's still visible on the close up's. anyway.
sometimes you are tempting for a certain style and then you find out it's not exactly, what you want. i would be bothered if i had spent a fortune on such an "experiment".
lucky guys you are to have places like zee around.
Maybe Fishball has a wood shop at home and made it himself?
I wish I know how to make it.
I do have few old wood lasts at home and try to modify.
Yes, its all about money, actually many last factories are located in Canton.
And yes, this pair is a copy of my Kow Hoo last.
As promised, my new wingtip derbies from Zee's. Made a couple of adjustments to the last: taller toe box, tighter fiddled waist, higher vamp. The result is a more voluptuous shape. The shoes were originally unpolished since I don't trust their polishing techniques.