^ F last. In hindisight I kind of wish I had done P2 with a full double un-beveled sole, but these do fit extremely well so tough to argue with that. I darked the vamp and toe areas a slight bit since this photo and they look even better. More of a deep Chestnut.
Received 65 chukka boot in U last, cordovan, today. Great fit but needs some serious breaking in. The top of my toe is shredded.
What's the break-in procedure for cordovan? Second, is there a special procedure for polishing cordovan? They did not arrived polished so well from Vass.
Vass doesn't usualy give their cordovan shoes a high polish. Personally, I like the more matte finish. From what I've always heard Saphir Renovateur cream is one of the best things to use for shell.
Hopefully they break in for you. If need be you can try and have a cobbler stretch the toe box a little.