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Yes

I thought it might.  I've received 2 of their DOak shoes and they both had the same issue. Went back and forth and shipped one of them back. At the end of day, I felt this would not be an issue for me. Annoying nonetheless. 

post #26792 of 29001
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Gents, 

 

Just received my Galway boots but unsure if I should return on grounds of defective product. Please advise and see pictures attached. 


 

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This is a "dent" in the leather and a scratch below. 

 

 

The lengthwise running "cracks" are the area in question. 

 

 

I recall these cracks are from the burnishing of the leather, and is found frequently on Dark Oak.

 

I'm particularly concerned with the lengthwise running cracks along the right forefoot. My wide forefoot will likely stretch out the shoe in that area, and I'm concerned about future cracking. Once I get home I'm going to condition them. Is this just a case of dry leather that needs some love? 

 

I think retailers selling EG should be conditioning their high end shoes, particularly the ones that have sat on a shelf for over 6 months.

Borghini?

I received two pairs of Dark Oak boots that have the exact same cracks on the heel counters issue, and, I kept them.  Conditioning lessened the problem, but, did not completely eliminate it, however. Yet, it still felt acceptable to me. 

Curiously, I recently received another pair of dark oak shoes that had the exact same dent and scratch on the heel and the lengthwise cracks on the vamp as your boots.  As @TtownMD mentioned, conditioning might have helped, but, in the case of these shoes, the cracks on the vamp were so pronounced that they made the leather look wrinkled.  And, not sure about the result conditioning would produce, I chose to return the shoes.

post #26793 of 29001
Camdens today



On the subject of the cracking, I have to say, if I had paid retail, or close to retail and it bugged me, I would return them. They are expensive shoes and they ought to be right.
post #26794 of 29001
Very nice. I'm actually flirting adding those exactly. Any other pictures of the same Camdens?

Thanks
post #26795 of 29001
Just a quick snap at my desk, my work colleagues will wonder what I am doing! But it should give you an idea of what they look like. I can do some more detailed pictures later if you'd like more.

post #26796 of 29001
paying DHL duties and then haggling to return shoes to Italy is a challenge in the case of borghini
post #26797 of 29001
And they may also charge a second batch of import duties at the Italian end...'returns' is not something Italian post understands.
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And they may also charge a second batch of import duties at the Italian end...'returns' is not something Italian post understands.

+1

If shipped with national post they most probably have to pay duties on the return shipment

(In Italy we have to pay steep prices for duties and handling for every imported items, even 10$ items)
post #26799 of 29001
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I recall these cracks are from the burnishing of the leather, and is found frequently on Dark Oak.

 

I'm particularly concerned with the lengthwise running cracks along the right forefoot. My wide forefoot will likely stretch out the shoe in that area, and I'm concerned about future cracking. Once I get home I'm going to condition them. Is this just a case of dry leather that needs some love? 

 

I think retailers selling EG should be conditioning their high end shoes, particularly the ones that have sat on a shelf for over 6 months.

 

Although I own several pairs of Dark Oak shoes, I never experienced this before. But, the last three pairs of Dark Oak shoes I got all had some cracks similar to the cracks on @rbhan12's boots.  And, I was surprised to find out through @rbhan12 and other posters that this is a common problem with Dark Oak shoes.

 

I was wondering if anybody knew where these cracks are coming from (particularly the lengthwise cracks on the vamp): Are they coming from over burnishing?  Are they coming from the shoes sitting on the shelve for a long period of time and from the leather drying?  Could they be coming from lower quality leather? Or are they  coming from a combination of all these factors?


Edited by cypi2 - 5/6/16 at 7:30pm
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Burnt pine don't crack. In all seriousness though, I did have a doak pair that had cracking on the heel. Never bothered me though, assumed it was a finishing issue but I suppose it could have been from leather drying out over time if not taken care of. Never thought about returning the shoes as it did not bother me, and I did not notice it after some TLC

 

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Burnt pine don't crack. In all seriousness though, I did have a doak pair that had cracking on the heel. Never bothered me though, assumed it was a finishing issue but I suppose it could have been from leather drying out over time if not taken care of. Never thought about returning the shoes as it did not bother me, and I did not notice it after some TLC

 

 

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I did keep the two pairs with cracks on the heel counters because it did not bother me either.  But, I returned the pair with the cracks on the vamp because these were much more obvious and I was not sure whether they would completely go away.  But, in view of your answer and @TtownMD's, it seems that conditioning does take care of cracks wherever they are.  It is good to know.  Thanks @coldinboston @TtownMD

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I did keep the two pairs with cracks on the heel counters because it did not bother me either.  But, I returned the pair with the cracks on the vamp because these were much more obvious and I was not sure whether they would completely go away.  But, in view of your answer and @TtownMD
's, it seems that conditioning does take care of cracks wherever they are.  It is good to know.  Thanks @coldinboston
@TtownMD
It has for me but for Galway that I bought from Brook brother didn't have major problem like above & couple coat of bick 4 did the trick same goes for eg doak Dover.
post #26803 of 29001

@Marius T thanks for the tip on Dagestad.

many thanks to @Stefan88 for an easy and pleasant sale. Definitely highly recommend.

 

On a side note, has the sole been beveled this much in the past? It seems that the bevelling is more pronounced on this pair than any of my other pairs. (very hard to get a good picture of)

 

EG Oundle Edwardian Antique (E888, single leather soles)

 

    

post #26804 of 29001

Thanks for all the advice, folks. After 3 rounds of Bick4 the cracking seemingly disappeared. To quote a previous poster, "cool day, Galway." 

 

 

(Yes, I know my desk is very messy, hectic week!)

 

Special shoutout to @TtownMD for advising the whole process. Very happy with the fit and shoes. For reference, these are the 82F from Borghini Classic, and have a serial number in the 105K range. 

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@Marius T thanks for the tip on Dagestad.

many thanks to @Stefan88 for an easy and pleasant sale. Definitely highly recommend.

 

On a side note, has the sole been beveled this much in the past? It seems that the bevelling is more pronounced on this pair than any of my other pairs. (very hard to get a good picture of)

 

EG Oundle Edwardian Antique (E888, single leather soles)


 

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Glad you're pleased. I also noticed a more pronounced bevelling on these than what we were used to when we received them. Enjoy!

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