I can't fit in any Van lasted shoe (that I have tried) because the vamp is too low. Shame because I would love a pair of whisky LHS.
I'm in the same boat as you, however I was fortunate enough to score a pair of the Unlined Whiskey Shell PTBs from Brooks Brothers. Was a limited Alden run for BB. That has been the only van lasted loafer that has worked for me.
I think Epaulet is trying to work on a Whiskey wingtip boot, but don't quote me on that.
That is correct; Whiskey wingtip boot on Plaza with a commando sole and antique edgetrim that I helped coordinate and put together. Mike and I discussed it last week and he mentioned that he will be putting up a preorder on his site in the next couple weeks. Keep your eyes peeled and be prepared to wait 9 - 12 months at minimum.