The shoe mart
Ravello Chukks size 11 D
Cigar Chukka size 11 & 12
this is interesting lacing.
correct me if i am wrong but are the eyelet/non speedhook lacing so that only one side of the laces goes across?
EG. as this is a little difficult to describe i have used a pic of how i believe the lacing works. the image shows where each side laces travels underneath.
note: i do like the idea of parallel eyelets combined with crossed speed hooks and the 'only one lace crosses' for the eyelets makes it very neat.
I like the technique that dustruffle describes, where one end of the lace just goes from the bottom eyelet straight to the top eyelet, and the other end does all the crossing over. Not sure that you can tie the shoe as tight as you can with other methods, but it's the price that one has to pay for being a stickler about no diagonal laces.
Wasn't going to weigh in initially, because I try not to feel like I have to respond to EVERY SINGLE POST, but...
...it doesn't sound like you have a lot of conviction for this makeup. If you're not sure if you should buy it or not, then save your $720 for something that you want without a doubt.
Also, who cares what a bunch of strangers on the internet think. You don't need us to validate your style. Wear whatever appeals to you.
For all you know, we could all be a bunch of losers that stay home on Saturday night brushing our dress shoes and posting pictures of them on the internet for other shoe geeks to compliment.