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Why can't they make a Bamford?. I was actually going to change my order to the Bamford; you wizard!

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

I have yet to go directly to the factory for any orders, and all of my dealings so far with all of the SF re-sellers that I have dealt with so far have been outstanding.

In one instance after Leaves at Skoaktiebolaget physically looked at my shoes and found a mark on one of them, he offered to include a free set of shoe trees. The mark was barely noticeable, and I was impressed that he took the time to look at the shoes prior to sending them to me.

this. our SF vendors are awesome.
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Why can't they make a Bamford?. 

 

Well, that's the brilliant bit. They won't tell you, perhaps because they're E G after all.....they just say technical difficulties. This is after all, a model they've made for years...so what went wrong all of a sudden. I was pretty gobsmacked as I can't think of one good reason. If they tell you, let us know.


Edited by Fiddler - 6/11/13 at 10:42am
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There are certainly a few vendors on this site that go above and beyond.  Nick at Bespoke and Leaves at Skoaktiebolaget have both been incredible to work with.  Steve Yoo at gentlemansfootwear is also fantastic. 
Nick is the absolute best at MTO.
I am looking forward to dealing with Leaves in the future as well.
I’ve recently worked directly with Riccardo Bestteti and he is a delight. He is very thorough and accommodating.
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Why can't they make a Bamford?. I was actually going to change my order to the Bamford; you wizard!

The Bamford MTO is monopolized by a certain US vendor by contract, my left foot!
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The Bamford MTO is monopolized by a certain US vendor by contract, my left foot!

That explains why they couldn't make that particular model. I had a similar experience with them albeit not the Bamford to which they replied that that was a Leffot exclusive design.
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The Bamford MTO is monopolized by a certain US vendor by contract, my left foot!

 

'Technical difficulties'...hehe....I knew something stank there. This leffot guy makes life difficult even when Im not dealing with him.

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Reminds me of a navy double monk story lurker[1].gif

 

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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

'Technical difficulties'...hehe....I knew something stank there. This leffot guy makes life difficult even when Im not dealing with him.

What 'Technical difficulties?' You have leather, thread, glue, plastic pre-manufactured last, BOOM! you have a BAMFORD (16 weeks later, that is)
Edited by Saratorial_Splender - 6/11/13 at 8:48am
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Wait, wasn't the Bamford an EG for RLPL model? Why would it be exclusive to Leffot? Or am I thinking about a totally different model...?
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Originally Posted by Saratorial_Splender View Post


What 'Technical difficulties?' You have leather, thread, glue, plastic pre-manufactured last, BOOM! you have a BAMFORD (16 weeks later, that is)

 

I wanted to ask them 'did you forget how to make it?' But I was stunned by their ineptitude (telling me this six weeks or so after taking my deposit), so I just asked for a refund.

 

Having said that, I think anyone who buys EG from SKAB will have a good experience. Those guys are 100% reliable.

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Who will be the first to get this back from an EG thread to a G&G!? censored.gif

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Is Nick gonna release a MTO shoe this month?
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