Below are photos of Russian Calf Derby. I am very disappointed. Several posters urged other users here who complained to reach out to the vendor. The vendor only said they brought this matter to Saint Crispin's but they were unwilling to do anything and that I should simply polish them.
The photos below are my shoes after 3 wears, I've owned them well over 6 months but they've sat in the back of my closet because they look like a pair I'd give to the Goodwill. I own several other Saint Crispin's shoes and have been accustomed to the "aging" properties of crust leather. I think the lasts, styles, colors and other various features make Saint Crispin's one of the nicest looking shoes when first purchased. However never have I purchased a shoe at this price point that was so lacking in quality. The finish does not hold on this leather at all and any minimal contact produces a large mark/scuff. There was no rain, they weren't stepped on, I take very good care of my shoes. When an issue like this arises I expect the shoemaker to take the necessary steps and accept a return or repair them, and although it is my conjecture I believe from a business standpoint they sacrificed quality that was on par with all their other work so they did not lose in profits.
I posted my similar experience with St. C's imitation Russian calf a few months back. It's crap. My retailer did send them off to St. C's for a "repolish", but they look dull and not the same colour or tone as they were originally. Not sure what it is about St. C's imitation Russian leather, but it doesn't hold up well. Caveat Emptor.