Quick sanity check on these shell cordovan bluchers. I noticed this streak on the side—is that a defect or normal for Aldens?
Here's a few different photos from different angles:
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Hard to tell from blurry photos (the focus is never on the part you're worried about), but that looks like a defect to me. Is it a cut? Can you see the raw shell underneath it?