Wedding shoe uppers arrived from Woottens today. First fitting needs to by done by Skype since I can't get to Melbourne. The leather is nice and soft and certainly much better than my worst nightmares were beginning to manifest. They don't look very dress shoe-ish though . Is that a trait of having no sole or a shine yet?
no sole definitely does that. I've got a pair of CASUAL cap toe Oxfords. and that's because of the affect of thin soles and no welts.
The thick cotton laces in white and the blue hue in photo does it too.