Thanks guys. Yes, it was back in February so 6 months / half a year. When I placed the order I didn't see any gold museum austerity brogues. During that time I saw like half a dozen or so gold museum shoes in the exact same makeup so I didn't think it had anything to do with shortage. I was hoping they were just trying to find me the perfect shade of gold museum calf since I wanted something closer to the ilcea ones and I did mention it but these look like the same shade as the other ones I've seen so I don't know.
I ordered it through Notch but I wouldn't lay any of the blame with him, he's been terrific. Around 2 months ago I messaged him thinking the order was lost but he contacted Vass and they said the shoes were almost finished. We're not really sure why it took so long for this particular pair but I have a hunch they just lost my order and started the shoes around the time I complained to Notch. That's the only thing that makes sense and I would understand since mistakes happen. However, if this was the case, I would have preferred they just told me the truth rather than saying it was almost done as I probably would have changed my order. I guess if I was more of a complainer I would have gotten them sooner but like I said, I was kind of hoping they'd take long enough to get me an ideal pair .