I just received my second pair of Wolverine 1000 Miles; and while I did get them for ~$270 and advertised as "brand new in box" with no mention of factory seconds, a couple of things are overtly visible, but not in a horrific way. Firstly, the toe on the right boot has a dark spot that looks like a scuff in the leather was polished over. Any advice on concealing this without going darker? I want to preserve the light tan color for as long as I can. Lastly, the stitching on the welt appears haphazardly done but I would like to know if anything can remove the stains on the white stitching. I read on these forums once that rubbing alcohol can possibly remedy this. Anyone have experience doing so? Aside from these two blemishes, they are all around a nice looking pair of boots.