NMWA is semi-B&M. If you're ever in NYC you can make an appointment to go by and try stuff on. Epaulet carries Vass too: https://epauletnewyork.com/collections/vass-footwearThanks, but I should have been specific and indicated a brick and mortar source. I'm reluctant to purchase shoes online when unsure of fit.
Thanks! I'll be in NYC in October for a week.NMWA is semi-B&M. If you're ever in NYC you can make an appointment to go by and try stuff on. Epaulet carries Vass too: https://epauletnewyork.com/collections/vass-footwear
Makes sense. Thanks!Thanks. There's probably a case to be made that the plain cap toe is still more formal, but in practical terms it would be a distinction without a difference, IMO. Assuming the same colour, there aren't any circumstances that I have encountered where I would select the captoe over the austerity brogue on the basis of a difference in formality.
From what I understand, the biggest difference is that on a handwelted shoe, the sole is attached to the welt, which is attached to a "holdfast," which is carved out of the insole. Some aspect of this process is tough to do by machine -- I don't know if it's carving the holdfast, or attaching the welt to the holdfast. In a goodyear welted shoe, the welt is attached to a strip of cloth tape which is glued to the insole. The resulting gap is filled in, most often with cork.I'm a bit confused by the "differentiation" between Goodyear welt and "handwelt" construction. I was under the impression that Goodyear welting can be produced by machine or by hand. Am I missing some subtlety of shoe construction?
Thank you.Y-Repp is correct. I have never heard of GYW being done by hand.