Longer than normal. I guess they had some raw material snafu. Normally it's about a two week turnaround.
Worth the wait for sure.
The wait is over after 7-8 months, and I took these out for the first walk today. Guidi 994 black cordovan. I was so scared when I opened the box actually, because Holger told me the cordovan could vary quite a bit - from smooth to more textured. I was very happy to see that the leather on my pair is smooth and beautiful. It's also pretty unreal how soft and supple they are, considering that the leather is pretty thick.
Do they get any easier to put on though? Man it's super difficult to get your foot in. Would hate having to spend a few minutes loosening the laces every time! Very comfortable otherwise.