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!