A quick story - Several months ago I wore only Ecco dress shoes. I had 3 pairs. When one of them started falling apart I began doing research and learned all about Goodyear welting, the horrors of the square toes shoes I had, and what true quality shoes are.
Long story short, with much thanks to this forum, I have gotten rid of one pair of Eccos, sold another, and replaced them with these:
Fifth Avenue - Black w/Dainite soles (2nds)
Strand - Walnut (1sts) - with Walnut Manistee belt
I am 29 but have had Allen Edmonds in the back of head since high school per the advice of my older cousin who works in finance and has been wearing and recrafting the same pair of Allen Edmonds for 20 years!!
Anyway - reason for this post is I need some advice.
I recently also picked up the last pair of Mora 2.0 seconds in 11.5B in Bourbon - for $177. When speaking with the SA on the phone, I told him I was worried about tiger striping. He assured me they were really in "very good shape for Bourbon" and would not mention any specific issues. Here are pics:
Can I get your opinions on keep/return? Honestly, they don't look that bad when I've got them on. But there is some weird stretching up close on the sides.