One of the brogues isn't punched out.
There's a nick in the leather. You can also see the flawed brogue.
Same as above.
Leather is rippling/rippled. I suspect this is due to the leather not being glued together properly. Thoughts?
Another angle of the rippled leather.
Random scratch to leather.
Indent-scratch in the leather with sloppy brogues on top.
A stitch is loose on the welt. I imagine it's a functional stitch, so that's worrisome.
On the other boot, there is another broken stitch - this might not be an error because of that divide in the welt.
The leather's sole is cracked. Part of the joy of getting leather soled shoes is to see a fresh clean piece of leather on the sole. It'll eventually be worn-down, so this isn't the end of the world.
Sloppy brogues. with the broken stitch.
Same as above.
Thankfully, that funky marking isn't present.
Don't get me wrong, it's a handsome boot. If there were no defects, I'd be a happy camper.
The Bordeaux looks good, but the imperfections are killing me.
So this is boot #3. It's closer to being good. My hope was to get a perfect boot after I talked to the customer service rep last time about my two lemons. I thought they'd make some note on my shipment for the packagers to do an extra inspection to ensure the quality is there. Clearly, there are several flaws to this boot. I know most of you are thinking to not bother since they're Aldo, but I think it's important for them to fix this problem because Mr. B's reputation is on the line. They were just released this fall, and they shouldn't let their quality and reputation fall mid-season. If anything, I hope to inform the fellow forumite and consumer to tread carefully when ordering a Mr. B's boot.
I'll give them one more chance before writing them off completely.