You are not man enough for double sole. I think it looks good with a double sole on many of vass' styles as it adds that hefty and solid feel to the shoe, but it's the taper that bothers me. I think it puts off the balance of the shoe in a way I really can't describe. I'm thinking about a double monk strap on the F-last but I'm having trouble choosing which leather color to choose. I've narrowed it down to dark or antique cognac but they seem so similar in all the images I've seen. Is the antique cognac darker than the dark cognac? What are the differences between these colors? I'm also thinking about whiskey cordovan but that isn't something you can get from Vass without providing for the leather yourself, right?