Purchased the blue suede LWB's from Leffot back in January. With the weather finally cooperating in New York, pulled them out for a coat of protector before hitting the streets. Unfortunately, noticed that the eyelets on the left shoe are uneven. Probably should have inspected more closely but very difficult to notice unlaced. Obviously, no bearing on function or durability and not likely to be noticed by others (except forum members) but is likely to irritate me. No chance of an exchange but could this be repaired by Alden? Would they even do it?
The eyelet misalignment will only be bothersome to you for the first couple of wears. I noticed a pair of my boots had a similar problem.
1. Don't send it to alden.
2. No one else has ever noticed the flaw.
3. I haven't even thought of it since I first noticed it months ago.
Enjoy your suede. Leffot's navy lwbs are awesome.
I have this issue one 2 pairs too it bugs me still. But nothing you can do about it. Fwiw alden of Carmel considers this a defect and sells seconds with just this flaw