Originally Posted by meister
The double row of stitching and brogueing on the toecap is crooked on my monitor. Maybe because you have used goatskin.
I think the stitching is a bit crooked, in that the distance between the two threads does seem to get a bit greater at one point. When uppers are sewn, the two rows of stitching are sewn in separate 'passes', so it is very easy to be a bit less than perfect, which is what it appears happened here. In most instances, the thread color matches the upper leather, so any slight variations won't be noticeable. However, with the contrasting stitch, it does show up a bit more. I'm sure in real life it is not a big deal.
A second possible 'issue' perhaps noticed/mentioned (not sure of interpretation) is the way the toe cap is a bit angled toward the heel along the sides. Toe caps are cut with a slight curvature (based on a circle with a radius of 8 to 12 inches); this renders the cap pretty much 'square' or straight along the top of the shoe. However, depending on the exact shape of the last, the cap can angle a bit on the sides. It is considered preferable for the cap to angle toward the heel, rather than toward the toe (which would result from a cap cut with too much of a curve).
I guess on a factory shoe, where the company is going to make thousands of pairs on the same last, they may actually cut the toe cap based on the exact shape of the last, rather than based on a standard curve, and hence the cap can always be close to perfect at the sides; however, bespoke shoes are made on unique lasts, so caps are cut based on the continuous curve described above.
Of course, the process of lasting the upper (which process involves significant pulling/stretching of the leather), along with natural variations in the leather, can also affect the way the upper sits on the last.