@Bakes11771 Those look great! The RLH sole really does give them a different look. I think you made the right choice going with that option right away. The grain does look a little different from mine. Probably quite a bit of variation when you have a grain that's so pronounced.
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I agree, not sure if there is a Tuscon Bison and a Shrunken Bison, as I previously suspected, or if there is just one leather that is called by different names sometimes. I asked that when they do the clicking that they didn't select a piece with vertical/longitudinal lines for the plug, like the pic on the website, so maybe that's why they used pieces with smaller grain. On the tongue, the grain is a bit larger. Smaller grain than I expected, but still happy with them. I've learned with MTO's [from any company], that if you make special requests and add side notes, they are more likely to F something up or misinterpret what you want. This is based on my experience, and what I've seen from others on the forum.
The lack of the white christy sole does change the aesthetic balance, that's for sure.
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