I have been working with Richard at Shoe Healer (what an awesome guy!) on a custom MTO and wanted to float the makeup here and see if there are other interested parties? In discussion with Richard I have learned that if we get 6 total pairs ordered than it is no longer MTO, and the price reduces significantly. Richard likes the makeup enough to order a few pairs for his shop so all it will take is 3 orders in addition to mine. Here is the makeup, I think it will look sick and hope some others may be interested as well...
Stow boot in Teck cordovan
Red lining & red pull tab
Toe medallion set back so it is not on the welt
Mid Brown binding along the edge of the facings
Natural Barbour welt
Red Dainite sole
The boot will look similar to this. It will not be identical but will give you a pretty good sense
My thinking is that the red accents of the pull tab and sole would look quite nice as it would bring out some of the red tones of the cordovan. All payments would be made directly to Richard and I would not be involved in any way. Total price would be right around $650 including delivery. It would be like $150 deposit and then balance in 10-12 weeks when they are ready.
Hopefully we can get a few interested and move forward with this makeup. Please feel free to reply here or pm me if you are interested.
If i knew my tricker's sizing, I would consider it. I've never tried on a pair and don't have access to a retailer.
What would a 8.5EEE in the Alden Indy convert to in this make-up?