Apologies for my LONG absence on the thread. Right after my trip to LA, I've had back to back meetings with web designers on the pending overhaul of our website (scheduled for late Oct, early Nov). I've finally got everyone tasked with what needs to happen, so I can get back to (shoe) business.
Here's what's happening from my side:
1. I'm getting 100 pairs of Carminas sometime this week - most likely Wednesday. I'm not sure exactly what's inside yet, but I'm hoping that some of our MTO styles are. You guys will be the very first to know. I believe that our long-awaited shell cordovan belts are going to be in there too. If some styles are missing, then I know that we have another box going out in about 15-20 days, and they should be in there.
2. I know that the Pythons are coming in with that later October shipment. They were finished in time, but we're navigating the brouha of importing them into the States. Believe it or not, they need a "fish and wildlife" waiver on the customs documents, so we're grinding that out now.
3. I'll get the Ruby shell preorder up tomorrow, sorry for the crazy wait on that! We'll have fit details for the Queens last there.
4. The Wholecut and Suede Jodphur actually fell a little bit short for the makeup minimum. We need 2 more orders on the wholecut and about 4 more on the Jodphur before they can go into production. I reactivated them on the site:http://www.epauletshop.com/servlet/the-Mens-Preorder-Items/Categories
I'll put this into our Epaulet thread tomorrow. If we can get these additional orders within the next 2 weeks, then we can go forward with this. If not, then I'll have to cancel the makeup and I'll immediately refund anyone who put in the deposit. I imagine that we'll make the wholecut, but the Jodphur is iffy at the moment. Let's see if we can get some additional guys signed on.