Allen Edmonds Randolph loafers in burgundy calf.
Years ago, I had a pair in goatskin; also very supple and wore like iron. Those boots were eventually re-soled three times and lasted almost 15 years! I would still have them if not for an unfortunate misstep on a DFW escalator.Calf Luccheses are the epitome of boot comfort. Out of the box soft.
The issues are very minor, although the scratch may bother me even though it’s 99% invisible from a couple feet away.^^
Those handsome new kicks make for a great picture! Keep in mind that while the savings on a pair of seconds are substantial, how much you are troubled by the flaws detected can knock a bit of the bloom from the rose (so to speak). However two of the flaws you mentioned (the slight scratch and the broguing issue will seem irrelevant after you have worn the shoes a few times. How serious is the welt issue?