Hello Gang-Need your opinion...Earlier this summer I got a pair of Whiskey PTB that had a big square mark on 1 shoe and I returned them, the consensus was how did they send those out as first quality? It was bad to say the least.
I got my 2nd pair today, this time from Alden DC. I'm not a super picky guy when it comes to shell cordovan, I understand there's going to be variance and flaws. I like some different shading on LWB, or cap toes.
Here's the photo of the pair I got today. The left and right shoes are different shades of whiskey, and it appears a different shade for the entire shoe. Either shade separately is fine, but together it stands out to me. No doubt over time they will become closer. My question is this something I should expect on 1st quality? Am I just unlucky? It's only been an issue on the whiskey PTB, no problem on my other whiskey make ups. I'm certain I can send these back, I? want to know would you roll with this or wait for a better pair?