they do rock
Distasteful, yes. Financially sound, yes.
At the end of the day, do whatever makes sense for your budget. Better to be distasteful than broke.
How long would you wait and how would you decide when the moment was right to order?
sevenfoldtieguy is right - the silent majority are the ones who have nothing to say because they had no problems. Think of all the beautiful shoes and boots posted on these pages and weigh them up against the number of people who have had issues that weren't resolved...
MTO with anyone will always involve the risk of things not quite going to how you envisaged. After all, you can't expect the people at the factory to share your exact same vision no matter how well you explain what you want.
"At Edward Green we've lined our iconic Galway with shearling for a soft, warm fit. This winter it's available in rosewood country calf and tobacco suede as well as walnut country calf and mink suede. Both are made using the traditional veldtschoen method, whereby the upper is pulled across the top of the welt to ensure extra resilience and weather-proofing."
Gorgeous. One down, one to go...
The Jermyn street shop also stocked it dark oak/mink suede =)
I saw some very good things mentioned about Leffot a few posts ago so I'm surprised at my experience with them today.
I made an order with them recently and they sent me the wrong product through no fault of mine.
I'd ordered a pair of EG Chelsea in Mink Suede that were advertised on the Leffot site as being on the 202 Last.
What came was the above shoe but on the 82 Last.
I have written to them and will see what they have to say.
I paid a pretty hefty mark-up on these shoes $1,125 + $60 shipping. Plus customs duties on arrival.
Here is the product on their site, notice how it's described as being on the 202 Last:
Here is what they sent me:
I haven't even tried on the shoes as I don't like the look of this Last at all.
Oh, and even though the shipping was $52.90, I was charged $60 for postage. Small money but still surprising.
I will be updating these pages as I hear from them. But a pretty disappointing experience and introduction to the world of Edward Green.
I've never had this happen before with any merchant. I paid by Paypal and am wondering if you guys have any advice to offer on what course of action is best.