If I may interject something which is not immediately part of the ongoing debate, but seems quite pertinent... I noticed this tidbit on the gentleman's website:Some of the individuals involved in this conversation may not perceive the value of bespoke (whether that value be real or imagined; I argue in neither direction), but apparently a rather lengthy list of folks out there do. Mr Frommer, While many of the boots featured on your page are absolutely ghastly to my own aesthetic when viewed as items of clothing, I do find them quite interesting as objets d'arte. And even though I would never actually wear such an item (my dislike being purely a matter of personal taste, and therefore inconsequential), I must say that that I very much appreciate the level of, and attention to detail, and the apparently superior level of craftsmanship that your works feature; very impressive, sir. I hope we will be seeing more of your non-western pieces in the future, as I do like those very much indeed. I will be driving through your area shortly after the first of the year -- most likely on the 4th -- and if at all possible, I would like to visit your shop. Although your wares are most likely outside my present budget, I would still like to fantasize (), and perhaps snap a few pictures of your shop and it's products for the folks here to enjoy.
Quote:Currently, we have a waiting list of three-plus (3+) years.