That might have changed. I asked Pepe a few days ago if he could make the balmoral shell boot they carry in burgundy instead of black and he said that would incur the MTO surcharge even if it was the only change (i.e. keep it on Hiro last). Would be happy if anyone who has heard the opposite recently could contradict me.
Hey we're getting the same MTO done :) Likewise I got the same response. Basically they did it originally as the over the internet came to market but now they so much work on theres no reason for them to do it.
basically you want to not get charged the mto fee you need to organise a group mto.
Did you end up going with burgundy shell for yours?