When it comes to making custom versions of anything, subtlety often goes a long way. There's always a temptation to do a lot when faced with a blank canvas but it's sometimes better to do less than you immediately think. During my time at Duffer, we always had a good selection of 'made to order' Tricker's in stock. I picked up a few great pairs over the years, some of them very similar to what Junya is doing now. However, it's the simple options that I tend to wear more regularly and The Bureau might well have produced my next pair. Their 'made to order' editions are always very considered. They seem to make just the right amount of changes, ensuring the outcome is interesting but also understated. These saddle shoes are a prime example. I'm not always a fan of the style but the tonal approach they've taken is perfect. The rich shade of brown is beautiful, and the combination of scotch grain and broguing across the saddle and heel adds subtle depth. I also like the Dainite sole. It's practical and a good middle ground between leather and the heavier commando option. Overall, it's a great interpretation of a classic, one that's perfectly suited to regular winter wear and will only get better with age.