Originally Posted by jamesbond
Ok, let's try this again. Purchased my 2nd pair of what looks to be defected ravello chukka boots. Last pair I bought about 6 months ago from shoemart had some funky stretch marks near the toe. This new pair (purchased from Alden SF) has a very weird dark diagonal stripe through the right shoe? Maybe I should just give up trying to acquire these? Does this look like another defect to you guy's or what?
New pair from Alden SF
Old pair from Shoemart
As with my last pair, I'm sure somebody on these forums already purchased and returned these, only to be sold back to me.
I think you should give up on getting them because it seems you spend a lot of time close to your feet.
Here is a picture of my Whiskey PTB's. You may be able to see a weird change of color that goes up and down the left to box:
I first noticed it when brushing the shoe. I looked at it an it is really noticable when I shine the shoe. I do not wear these as much as my Cigar shell, but that has nothing to do with that line. Nobody has ever said anything to me about that coloring but several people have mentioned they love the shoe. Over time the whiskey has darkened a little and it is even less noticable now when I brush the shoes and I do not care about it at all.
Also here is a pair of whiskey wingtips I purchased new. There was all kind of shade variation along these shoes:
I must admit I never wore them and traded them in for ravello longwings...but not because of the varied coloration, it was just because I wanted a longwing and much prefer cigar and ravello to whiskey. I have since picked up whiskey longwings and love wearing them. I wear them much more than my whiskey PTB's.
I think you may have better luck with Edward Green or Rider Boot co:
Which are both EXCELLENT shoe companies.
Also, just cause I found it, along with a lot of our pics from this thread, being used on some dudes website while searching for whiskey pics:
Cigar longwing left - ravello longwing right.