I've got one of those "recommend me X item of clothing" queries that everyone on here is a big fan of. Rest assurd I've searched for a substantial amount of time on here and beyond without avail. Should such a question offend one's taste, please skip this post.
I'm really interested in longwing/brogue boots in a relatively sleek last. Boots like the Grenson Fred or anything Trickers are just too bulky/round for my taste. Mr Gerry Nelson's famous RL Lindricks or these would be beautiful:
Unfortunately both are too pricey for me (appreciate it's because they're both shell), but I'm really struggling to find alternatives. Additionally, tracking down a Lindrick boot at the moment is a daunting task given they weren't resupplied this year. Epaulet is sadly all out of non shell Carmina boots in my size 10.5UK. The Crockett and Jones Skye is great, but appears to be nigh on impossible to find online. None of the usual Carmina stockists have longwing boots either in my size. Does anyone have any suggestions of smaller suppliers of stated boots or alternate similar shoes?
DR, Sutor Mantellassi has some great looking lace up boots with a less bulky sleeker last at around $400. I haven't come across any which are longwings/brogued.