Hi would you please give me your opinion on whether the shoe below is a blem, or just a color variation that goes with the territory when you buy leather products? The piece of leather that includes the eyelets on the right side is discolored a lighter shade and it is particularly pronounced right up where you tie the bow. That entire decorative strip is a somewhat lighter shade, but it is the piece where the eyelets are that really is bugging me... in person I'd describe it as looking a little like a reeses peanut butter cup that is way past the expiration date and has started to kind of whiten.
I waited 7 weeks for this pair and while I can return them, I'm not crazy about the prospect of waiting another 7 weeks. If I set my mind to it, I can ignore it... but my eyes have keyed in on this issue and I'm convinced in my mind that they "look funny" from the right side. Or I can just give up on the shell cordovan shoes (but the leather does look and feel soooo nice aside from this "issue")
Would you accept this in a $575 shoe or return it?
Not sure if pic is coming thru so i tried to attach it twice just in case.