- Aug 3, 2013
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My preorder for these from Moda Operandi arrived and, contrary to Moda customer service’s claims, they are neither mud-dyed nor bison.
It’s a very stiff, burgundy calf or “cow” burnished with dark brown shoe cream/dye or something and doesn’t have the glossy sheen or nearly as much color variation as the product shots https://www.modaoperandi.com/visivm-fw19/virgil-leather-boots
Pretty disappointed but they’ll probably patinate very nicely as the burnishing wears off in high flex areas/scuffs etc.
They fit narrower than the AW17 elk suede Virgils but the length feels the same on first impression. Provided laces are very short / too short to wrap around the ankle.