Would appreciate some opinions here. Today was a bonanza for me. FedEx delivered some walnut (brown waxy) Long Branches, which are perfect. They also delivered the WebGem burgundy shell Daltons that I ordered in Sept. I only have one other pair of AE shell shoes/boots, the walnut shell Dalton, of which the quality/workmanship was not perfect but acceptable. And I love those boots. So I don't have much to compare or judge this by.
This 2nd pair of AE shell Daltons has me concerned. There is a lot of creasing all over the boots and some creases are deep enough that it looks like the finishing didn't reach the deeper grooves. But I'm still okay with that as I figure with wear I'll get creases (rolls) anyway and I can apply some cordo cream to the grooves and polish. However, there is a crease/bump on the right wingtip toe. The toe cap should not wrinkle or crease so wear will not disguise this with time.
It's probably a personal thing about how much tolerance one has for these things and whether it will bother me over time. But I'd like to hear what some of you would do if you received these.