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That's normal. The stitching on top will not unravel.
I have one of their patterned oxfords. Assuming it's a similar fabric, I would say the texture and weight of the fabric works well a little more dressed up. It's not as "rugged" as many other oxfords, but it does have a really nice soft/fine texture.You might have trouble wearing a tie with it though. I haven't tried it, but the collar is very short compared to more traditional OCBDs like Brooks Brothers or Land's End. You'd have trouble fitting all but the skinniest...
Not this one, the fabric is no longer in production.
1Ks are narrow. Whether or not they're too narrow is entirely up to you. Lots of people here have been wearing them for years under pretty rough conditions with no ill effects, at least from a durability standpoint.
Looking at the two welts now I can see your point. My Indy boots (Epaulet Officer's Indy, similar to the 405 before there was a 405 version) have a double-leather dress sole, which is one of the reasons they don't see as much rain/snow.Already put commando soles on my 1Ks. Killed the original sole quickly due to pretty aggressive wear (8+ solid hours running around on pavement everyday), not the boots' fault. They've performed flawlessly through what's been a rough...
I had small-to-moderate amounts of water coming in through the welt of my 1Ks.At the risk of re-opening this can of worms, SnoSeal 100% stopped water from getting in. Obenauf's LP did too. Having used both, I prefer Obenauf's.My 1Ks are my rough-weather boots, and my Alden Indys see somewhat better weather. Maybe I'm doing it rong?
I have this problem with SnoSeal, but not with Obenauf's LP on my CXL boots.
Fixed that for you.
Water molecules (whether liquid or vapor) are always made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, separated by bond lengths of about 84 picometers (picometers are 1000x smaller than nanometers). These bonds do bend, stretch, and vibrate with temperature and radiation (like IR), but this difference would be transient and minimal in comparison to the size of Goretex pores, which range from 60-90 microns (roughly one-million times larger than a water molecule.
This is actually encouraging. I edited my earlier comments accordingly.
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