Originally Posted by OzzyJones
Don't be obtuse!
It may not be there for decorative purposes but it is, in my opinion at least, an ornate stitch! It being ornate was not for a moment what I was suggesting its purpose was
Your opinion is wrong. Please stop spreading misinformation. It is NOT ornate and provides different benefit than hand sewn welted construction.
Originally Posted by The Upright Man
I'd be keen for a EG dover style split toe in the hatch grain personally.
Same, but not placing any order until I receive my current MTO.
EG Dover style Norwegian Split Toe with folded in stitch apron (as oppose to Vass folded our stitched) and full Norvegese construction in hatch grain. Just not sure how good the material is for Meermin but EG skimped on material, specifically toe stiffener, toe stitching, and of course GY machines welted/gemmed construction.
Fuck cordovan. Tasteless iGent leather used in every kind of shoes nowadays.