MTO costs: 100€(21% VAt incl).
Shipping costs to US: 35€
TOTAL: 415,17€ (21%VAT excl & shipped)
Now at appr. $531, we are at base Alden calf pricing and $ 180 give or take over AE standard line, which is everything. I own a few pair and will never go back, unless I get a apir of NST Aberdeen cigar shells. I own a few pair each of most higher makers, and I haven't seen the construction quality/ leathers to justify the $ 900-1,500 for Vass-Jobb-Green. I've done it and enjoy this much more. Also, as most "rough" work is done in China, it is nonetheless in their factory, under their training and supervision, so my early fears were allayed as the finishing is done in Mallorca. Wherever they do the wood pegging, welting matters not to me as the controls are pretty tight.