Shoe circle, clock-wise from 9 o'clock:
G&G Thorpe MH71 Rustic Arran
Borrelli by Santoni, tan
C&J Weymouth 337 Dark Brown
EG Banbury 808 Mink suede
EG Oundle 888 Burnt Pine
EG Lichfield 82 Burnt Pine
EG Inverness 888 Dark Oak
EG Dover 888 Dark Oak
Alden Longwing, Barrie last, in Grain Cordovan #8 for Tassels in Hong Kong
C&J Aintree 337 Black
EG Inverness 888 Black
Carmina Loafer, Simpson last, Brown Suede for The Armoury in Hong Kong
St Crispin mod. 522, Chiselled last, Dark Brown Warning: Spoiler!(Click to show)
gusvs your SC 522's are beautiful, enjoy them.
Here is a pic of my 522s in shell cordovan in the wild.
I had a great experience ordering with Philip Carr also, what a gentleman. Warning: Spoiler!(Click to show)
However after only walking around with them for about 10 minutes one of the shoes already looks like this, is it something to be worried about? The creasing looks weird.
Not sure, I've seen a few pairs of these they are made by Magnanni and they have a natural tendency to do this. To the touch the leather feels dry.The finish of the shoes appears to dry out the leather which becomes very thirsty - so creaming/conditioning is needed excessively.