Originally Posted by prozach1576
The PDF someone posted in this thread recently with the options/terms on the MTO program says that payment is half up front and half when the shoes are ready.
I posted that. But, prior to receiving that PDF which dated in August, Meermin asked for 100% up front for my MTO orders in late May with specialized pattern. Everything went perfectly fine for my order and Pepe is very helpful along the way. But I am not a high maintenance client and not a financially capable
Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer
I'd be willing, not happy, to pay 50% upfront and the rest when the shoe is ready.
Isn't that a fairer option?
Eh, if you are not even happy to pay 50% up front, save the makers the trouble and not not consider getting any MTO or bespoke items at all.
Given that Meermin would have to carry significant risks in sourcing Ilcea Radica calf leathers and producing various and potentially odd lasts/sizes in a non-stock specialized pattern, I believe it is acceptable for them to collect 100% up front at a price that's already discounted.