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Question on what's considered "patina"

camhabib

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Just ordered a pair of Church's (Cowes in Walnut) and received them earlier today. On the side of one shoe, there seems to be some rather dark streaks, where it looks like a bit too much color got applied. Is this something I'm bound to see on every pair in some degree that's just considered "patina" or is it a defect that I should get exchanged? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

 

ellsbebc

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That certainly is not patina (unless I gravely misunderstand). That looks like edge dressing was applied haphazardly and got on the upper leather. If those are new, I would request an exchange.
 

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