Honest question: does it really matter? I mean, for about $800 you're getting a leather that's made specifically for you, to your measurements, by a team that is clearly dedicated to using the best materials and doing the best work possible. I wouldn't mind if it took a year (and let's face it, sometimes Alden takes about that for one of their shoe makeups, and quality control isn't even comparable).
honestly, this is a little fanboyish. the wait time definitely matters.