I ordered them from a trusted retailer, so yes, the deposit came back. I wouldn't give Simone any money up front directly, especially at this point.
His shadiness shined the most to me when he sent those horrid MUTA boots to stores claiming the look was intentional when it was a clear fuck up and no where near what he showed in the showroom. I am wondering if stores sent those back to be re-dyed.
I know someone will argue artisan in this scenario but I wouldn't agree.
That's the problem with a1923 now it's a roulette of what I will turn out both quality and aesthetic wise. So why would one want to order a1923 when you have CCP, L0 and Mmoira all willing to take care of you.
Might be taking the zip boots or womens into account. And I've learned the sales stuff are sometimes a little off - Al Select told me Layer-0 can't do derbies in shell right before taking out a pair that said "shell cordovan" on the box.
On that note, if anyone has a lead on a pair of L-0 derbies size 42 in shell (reverse or smooth) in a blackish color in any last around $1200 (is this generally EU retail?) please hit me up! Edited by nicelynice - 7/3/16 at 4:36pm
I'm not 100 percent certain if the zip boots have a different shape toe box. Here's 2 of the 4 zip models coming AW16/17. @jpc9 and myself ordered the taller boot with the regular height heel (& hopefully all black zippers)
Zip boots from AW15 used the squarer last. As far as I can tell, Alessio only uses two lasts currently and the special edition derbies are a combo of those two lasts. If it's three lasts then perhaps the one from the inaisce collab is mixed in there too. Edited by jpc9 - 7/3/16 at 5:15pm