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Cobbler for leather removal?

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Before I bear the brunt of a million shoe enthusiasts, let me note that this is my first pair of dress shoes and it took me forever to find a pair that was fashionable (in a modern runway fashion forward sense) and under $300. When looking online at the shoes, I went to great lengths to ensure that everything was up to snuff but there was a slight bit of excess-looking fabric that caught my eye. Upon receiving the shoes in person, I noticed that this bit of fabric is actually perforated and sticks out a bit from the cap on the toe. Here are pics of the shoe in question, as well as a link to the product page. I apologize for the poor lighting quality, I recommend that you check the product pics here. As you can see, there is a second layer of leather under the 'captoe' which sticks out a bit. My question is, can a reasonable cobbler remove this piece so the toe doesn't stick up as much, or at least take it apart and cut off the perforations that stick out from underneath the cap? I've called a few stores but they really have no idea what I'm talking about and my small town has no decent cobblers so I have to wait til I go home or ship it off somewhere! Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Do you mean the little tiny tab? Or that extra pinked layer that's between the toe cap and the vamp (more likely)? I think you are stuck with the latter, though I don't think it looks that bad, in the context of the shoe. You might be able to trim it down with a razor so the pinked edge doesn't protrude but you won't be able to remove the layer entirely and restitch it so that the cap is more smooth with the vamp.
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Do you mean the little tiny tab? Or that extra pinked layer that's between the toe cap and the vamp (more likely)? I think you are stuck with the latter, though I don't think it looks that bad, in the context of the shoe. You might be able to trim it down with a razor so the pinked edge doesn't protrude but you won't be able to remove the layer entirely and restitch it so that the cap is more smooth with the vamp.

Thanks J, obviously my shoe terminology pales in comparison. I'll work on my vernacular! You are correct in assuming that I'm worried about the piece between the toe cap/vamp (actual area between the laces and the toe?) I was considering taking a file to it but a razor sounds much more likely. Thanks!
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