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i see i have succeeded.
Thanks for the replies on timing. jhcam8 - If the original December date was based on the usual 4.5 month estimate then by my reckoning you ended up with an 8 to 9 month wait for your shoes. Ouch! Hopefully that was an anomaly that is now fixed or at least reduced, and hopefully the shoes were worth the wait.
How much of a 5 month waiting time is due to the order being in the queue waiting to be started and how much of it is the inevitable delay inherent in the production process? I've read a few articles on bespoke shoe making and read that there are certain stages that necessarily take a defined amount of time in order to allow the leather to stretch and settle adequately on the last but I'm interested to know how long my MTO shoe (from the non-Deco range) is actually in production for.
How does the answer above differ for the Deco? I know that the G&G information on the Deco says "All of the Deco waists and soles are hand finished, the uppers are hand lasted and the materials are cut from the very finest leather.". How much of that is unique (looking only at the G&G world) to the Deco or, put another way, how much hand work is there on a G&G non-Deco MTO shoe?
Thanks Patrick. Being at the end of a very long line when first placing an order was my impression as well.
For me it matters since I am starting cautiously and planning multiple consecutive smaller orders while I ensure that the tweaks to my fit are accurate (within the confines of the possible MTO modifications); I'm not brave enough to do what medtech_expat did and order 8 pairs in one shot. If the wait time is running well above 5 months then I don't want to lose a month or two breaking in a new pair to convince myself that I am happy with the fit before placing my second order at the end of that long line. I would discuss it with Dean first but what I would prefer to do is place my next order immediately on receipt of my first order on the basis that, if something troubling emerged with the fit on my first pair fairly soon after placing my order, we could tweak the specification for the next order while it is in the queue.