Bought these from Slater Menswear in Glasgow to go with a navy blue suit. The shoes are aesthetically stunning. They look better on than in store. come with a brown lace AND a blue lace. They look like they were custom made. Normally i am a size 8 and these 8's were roomy - i would certainly not go up a size. very shiny factory layer of wax on them. Sole is leather too. i have been wearing them for 8 months. Due to cleaning / conditioning absorption they have gone a touch darker... lovely patina BUT i would have loved to have maintained the original mid tan look. i might put on a tiny bit of ox-blood over the toe to enhance the patina a bit more. i even wear these with Jeans and a white shirt and people comment on how 'sharp' i look. These shoes get you the look that shoes 3 times the price would give. i would like to see JR provide creams / polishes that match their factory colours (or at least tell customers what brand they use for dyes) which would save me having to guess with 3rd party products. Overall, very happy with the shoe. comfort is average. they take about a week to break in properly. i would have preferred that the blue suede on the back half of the shoe did not go all the way to the top so as to keep a bit of stiffness around the edge. I am lazy and do not always open up the shoe width to put them on and can see that it is starting to fold over and lose shape at the part mentioned.