I've noticed that some parts of the boot are fairly rough to the touch - is this pretty normal for cordovan? Quick search suggests that it is, but i'd like to make sure. Some other photos also attached.
*edited to remove comment about worn down nub*
Mine have arrived. Just tried them on. The blue is gorgeous - really dark except under direct light. Boots were way heavier than I expected as well, definitely a really solid shoe. I'll try to post some photos tomorrow.