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post #5071 of 11794
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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

Just to update,

 

I emailed Pepe, and he said getting model 101198 in Olfe instead of Hiro is possible.

 

HOWEVER, it has to be made to Linea Maestro standards (260euro) PLUS the MTO charge (100euro).  The total cost to me would be $365 not including shipping or any other customs charges.  It would also be a very long wait time.

 

Should I just get the standard 101198 model in Hiro, or should I bite the bullet and pay the Pepe?  Eseentially, is it really worth the extra money to get it LM just because I want a different last?

 

Thanks again fellas!

 

What about asking if they will make the adelaide, which is already on the Olfe last and at LM quality, in brown without the MTO upcharge?  It would come to roughly $310 with shipping.  This is what I am considering doing.

post #5072 of 11794
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

What about asking if they will make the adelaide, which is already on the Olfe last and at LM quality, in brown without the MTO upcharge?  It would come to roughly $310 with shipping.  This is what I am considering doing.

 

Yes, do ask that and please return once you've done it. It'll open up a range of alternatives.

 

Kind regards,

Johan.

post #5073 of 11794

Sent.  I'll let everyone know what he says.

post #5074 of 11794
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Originally Posted by TheSizzle View Post


It's just a standard order with no custom options of any sort.

Just so you know, I haven't been asked for payment yet either.

That's weird. I put in my first order about a month ago for the standard classic line dark brown calf double monks and dark brown suede chukkas and I received them just over a week later in DC.

post #5075 of 11794
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Originally Posted by ScootManSam View Post

That's weird. I put in my first order about a month ago for the standard classic line dark brown calf double monks and dark brown suede chukkas and I received them just over a week later in DC.

 

It really depends whether they happen to have a pair already made in your size or if you order is catalyzing its production. If you received them that quickly, that meant you were ordering an in-stock item. As much as I wish I were, I am not.

post #5076 of 11794
Does anyone know how the Rui last (shell longwings) compares to the AE Last 5? I wear 8.5D in the AE and plan on ordering the UK7.5.
post #5077 of 11794
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

 

What about asking if they will make the adelaide, which is already on the Olfe last and at LM quality, in brown without the MTO upcharge?  It would come to roughly $310 with shipping.  This is what I am considering doing.

 

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Originally Posted by Silhouette View Post

 

Yes, do ask that and please return once you've done it. It'll open up a range of alternatives.

 

Kind regards,

Johan.

 

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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

Sent.  I'll let everyone know what he says.

 

Sounds like we may have the start of a group MTO if Pepe insists on the 100 euro MTO upcharge.

post #5078 of 11794

I've read through the entire thread and I'm not trying to beat a dead horse, just want to make sure of something before I order.

 

I'm located in Toronto and am looking to get two pairs and Luisa informed me they ship via Fedex and UPS to Canada.

 

Does anyone know which would be cheaper or has anyone asked for the brokerage fee-inclusive shipping upgrade?  

I know some people got dinged pretty badly for BROKERAGE fees, and would love to learn to avoid them and would even self-clear if someone knows how..

And it looks like duties are 18% on leather shoes, would HST be charged in addition to the 18%?

 

Thanks a lot

post #5079 of 11794

^You are probably aware that it will be a customs import duty and tax charge for the import, that will be about 1/3 of the purchase and shipping charges combined (HST included)

 

PS Brokerage amounts to $10-15, not quite a bad ding compared to 18% + 13%

PPS there is no "self-clearing" term in the customs brokerage parlance; wait, maybe it is... if you go to Spain, buy the shoes in person, import them and fail to declare them to customs upon return, or use your duty free annual import quota to claim the cost

post #5080 of 11794

thanks kwhunter

I've read about self-clearing things that shipped from the states to avoid paying the brokerage fees, for some reason I just assumed it would translate to any other country--you learn something new everyday

 

as a follow-up question, would it be cheaper to have them shipped to the states and brought over?

post #5081 of 11794
custom for the sake of custom?
post #5082 of 11794

EXCELLENT news gentlemen,

 

Here is the email chain between Pepe and me.  It appears that the adelaide is in production, just not online yet.  I would assume there are other models that are in production, but not on the website.  

 

Start from the bottom.

                                                                                                    

 

Good morning Sir,

 
The pair you are requesting is already in production so you wouldn't need to pay for the MTO fee as we are going to introduce it shortly.
 
Just let us know if you want to proceed an order or if you prefer just to wait until we offer it online.
 
Thank you very much for your interest.

Best regards,
 
Pepe Albaladejo
 
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El 04/04/2013, a las 16:36, Albert escribió:

Thank you for your reply Pepe,
 
Would it be possible to have a special order of model #102461 made in dark brown calf instead of black calf?  Would the MTO cost still apply for this?
 
Thank you again.
 
Albert
post #5083 of 11794
^ I might me tempted by that. Just bought the Classic collection whole cut in snuff suede with expected shipping next week happy.gif
post #5084 of 11794
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Originally Posted by Al in Philly View Post

EXCELLENT news gentlemen,

 

Good morning Sir,

 
The pair you are requesting is already in production so you wouldn't need to pay for the MTO fee as we are going to introduce it shortly.
Would it be possible to have a special order of model #102461 made in dark brown calf instead of black calf?  Would the MTO cost still apply for this?
 

 

Molto bene! Applause.

 

Kind regards,

Johan.

post #5085 of 11794

Some progress pictures from Pepe on the MTO group buy 

 

 

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