Great value for money
I bought the Startford II at a huge bargain- what was already an exceptionally budget-friendly shoe, was being sold at a further 50% off.
The shoes have a lovely last with a slightly fashion-forward chiselled toe box. Coupled with a quarter brogue, and a subtle swan neck stitching details along the side of the shoes, it's a perfect pair for work but also versatile enough to be dressed down on weekends with jeans and Chinos too.
I am a huge fan of Goodyear and handwelted shoes, and do own a couple of pairs from Crockett, Edward Green, Vass, Carmina and GnG. I bought this pair as a beater pair for when work gets dirty. I am therefore confident in saying that the leather is of decent quality, and exceptional value for the price you pay. The finishing is also executed up to expectations.
I would love to see an option for a Blake stitched pair- the additional cost is worth the durability, in my opinion.
Looking forward to seeing what else the team produces, and maybe getting a pair of tassel loafers (they look lovely!)
Shawn W, 8/6/21