For a pair of in stock shoes:
09/feb/2014 Order introduced into the system.
11/feb/2014 Order initiated.
11/feb/2014 Order finished.
12/feb/2014 Order send it.
so from order to receiving the shoes, around 1 whole week!
Just out of curiosity, which shoes they stock: what did you order, if you don't mind me asking? I ordered some brown captoe oxfords on the Hiro last recently. Hope to receive them soon.
2 days. I emailed asking whether it was in stock.
Same deal with me. No firm order from me, just some exploratory questions about leather/style availability three different times, and no response. I chalked up the silence at first to travel/holidays. But now, it's like, I can certainly find other uses for $400+ without chasing him down.
Your milage of this trick may vary but I too hadn't had any responses from Pepe from a couple of emails last year so emailed luisa and she then got pepe back into the communications quickly. I have a funny feeling the guy gets a tonne of emails and is very busy, that being said their organisational capacity or unwillingness to hire an admin person to deal with this stuff isn't necessarily a customers concern.
I think its too early to say whether they have improved logistics or not the reality is shoes they have in stock have always shipped quite quickly its when they aren't in stock, which is most cases where you should set your expectations to a month.
I think that would depend on your feet and preference.
For me its the same.
In other unrelated news, Meermin will be sourcing its museum calf from now on with Tannery Haas.
Thanks terror :)
I will have to try the same then
Also one other question someone may know.
Does shell cordovan expand like calf leather?
For instance I know in my calf-leather shoes started snug but after a week of wear were very comfortable. Will shell cordovan loosen up the same way?