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Hi everyone,


First and foremost, a big thank you to the guys in the Loake Appreciation thread for contributing to the wealth of information in there :) Certainly helpful in the shoe purchasing decision.



My Loake Strand Burgundy arrived a few days ago and I noticed that the stitching of the GY welt on my left shoe seems frayed and breaking off. I have not worn the shoes yet.





Also noticed slight fraying of the stitching in the right shoe:



Being my first foray into Loake shoes, is this acceptable?


Appreciate your assistance. Thank you!