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Originally Posted by MoosicPa View Post

Possibly they are too busy making shoes.... the wait for a MTO seems to now be 8-10 months.

Really? Is it up to 8 months now?
post #27887 of 28933
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Originally Posted by MrVenneri View Post

Hm. This has not been my experience. Not one of my 7 this year took longer than 90 days.

You must be lucky, all 5 of my MTO over the past have taken 8 or more months to arrive. Didn't you also say you were paying like 1/2 the price I was paying also? Where's you Magic Garden? wow.gif
post #27888 of 28933
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Originally Posted by MrVenneri View Post

Hm. This has not been my experience. Not one of my 7 this year took longer than 90 days.

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Originally Posted by MoosicPa View Post

You must be lucky, all 5 of my MTO over the past have taken 8 or more months to arrive. Didn't you also say you were paying like 1/2 the price I was paying also? Where's you Magic Garden? wow.gif

Well Mr Venneri experience is probably not the typical one as he is ordering directly from his EG connection.
Didnt you also have like notes written on the shoe bags or something?

The last 3-4 this year have ranged anywhere from 3 to 6 months.
I do have a TD on order also but was quoted 6+ from the beginning so not waiting for it any time soon.

The more i talk the more i realize that 8 mos is not way out of the question, but the moat i have had to wait has been 6 and most times its around 4-5.
post #27889 of 28933
My EG mtos also took about 7-9 months which is totally fine with me
post #27890 of 28933
Very interesting. I should just consider myself lucky then.
At this point in my shoe collection life, i am not even sure what I ordered.
I order something , forget about it, then remember again when i get the invoice.
Even if they told me 8 mos from the beginning, not sure that would stop me.
post #27891 of 28933
For the all the angst that has been directed at Lobb, i will give them credit for timely delivery. 4 shoes all within a week of 3 mos from the time i ordered. One of them in less than 3 mos.

Even the last StC i ordered took about 4.5 mos
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Originally Posted by coldinboston View Post


Well Mr Venneri experience is probably not the typical one as he is ordering directly from his EG connection.
Didnt you also have like notes written on the shoe bags or something?

The last 3-4 this year have ranged anywhere from 3 to 6 months.
I do have a TD on order also but was quoted 6+ from the beginning so not waiting for it any time soon.

The more i talk the more i realize that 8 mos is not way out of the question, but the moat i have had to wait has been 6 and most times its around 4-5.

Hey good for him, EGs at a discount price and quick delivery, what more could one ask! As for production time for us in the real world, I got in on the Leffot GMTO burgundy crup Galway boot in February with an estimated delivery for June. It's now the end of July and no word as of yet.
post #27893 of 28933
Just last week, I was quoted 5mths for a Dover MTO. 1mth more than for non-Dover.
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What's the specific connection that Mr Venneri has?
post #27895 of 28933
I don't have a special connection and I'm certainly not paying half of what everyone else is (unless you're ordering from a certain retailer who has been mentioned a couple of times in the last 30 or so posts...then sure, but so is everybody).

Just like many prominent members of this forum who have an affinity towards a specific brand - I've taken the time to establish and cultivate relationships. I've sought out trunk shoes, trade events, ect. because I'm genuinely an enthusiast; this is my hobby. Over time I've gotten to know a plethora of individuals on a personal level who I now would consider close friends.
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Originally Posted by MrVenneri View Post

I don't have a special connection and I'm certainly not paying half of what everyone else is (unless you're ordering from a certain retailer who has been mentioned a couple of times in the last 30 or so posts...then sure, but so is everybody).

Just like many prominent members of this forum who have an affinity towards a specific brand - I've taken the time to establish and cultivate relationships. I've sought out trunk shoes, trade events, ect. because I'm genuinely an enthusiast; this is my hobby. Over time I've gotten to know a plethora of individuals on a personal level who I now would consider close friends.

So your close friend at EG with whom you have taken the time to cultivate and establish a relationship and now know on a personal basis is not special to you? All my close friends are special to me.

...I couldnt resist bc your comment
sounded it could have a politician response in one of the recent rnc or dnc conventions if you just added more of tone of vitriol or victimization respectively.

Anyways there is nothing wrong with being able to order shoes at an affordable and reasonable price from a close friend. Every one would be doing the same if they could, and i know some have through your help, so thats nice of you. My original point is that your waiiting time for MTOs may not be applicable to others going through more traditional routes and retailers.
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Originally Posted by smoothie1 View Post


Are you absolutely sure about Brooks Brothers having D widths? I thought they only carry Es...

I know you are new to this, but I would like confirmation on Brooks Brothers' stock please.

Checked this evening and you're definitely correct; the majority of theirs are E's.  The Harrogate are actually the only ones they even occassionally carry in D, so I must have just been unlucky the day I went by earlier this month.  Sorry for any confusion I might have caused there!

 

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Originally Posted by fairlynerdy View Post

I'm a 9G in EG and have some experience in exploring the options on where to get wider sizes that is hopefully helpful.

If you order from EG directly, there are a number of options for F width you can try as well as the Chelsea in G width on the 202. EG has free shipping and free returns, so you're safe if it doesn't work out. Short of going to a trunk show, that's going to be a good place to start, as well as Borghini (though I don't know their return policy). I'd recommend trying out the G width in a half size down before you make any decisions. While the 202 is more accommodating than other lasts, it's still a pretty good indicator for your size in other lasts.

 

I may have to give this a try to figure out sizing, since direct from them seems to have the most forgiving return policy (free), whereas Borghini is less outright, but charges for returns.  I'm stopping by Sid Mashburn's Saturday to talk with one of the gentlemen there in regards to sizing; they don't have any F widths, but he has a lot of experience fitting MTO EGs and said he might be able to give me a better idea.  Also reaching out directly to see what EG recommend.  @fairlynerdy Would you go down half a size from your normal UK size or based upon your US size?  Thank you all again for the help!

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My point is that there's nothing exclusive or proprietary about making friends. I don't have some sort of premier status that expedites my orders over everyone else. Most reputable businesses appreciate the loyalty of those who are consistent, regular customers.

Also, take what you hear second hand with a grain of salt. That 'help' I was able to offer was nothing more than a sale item everyone had access to.
post #27899 of 28933
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Originally Posted by coldinboston View Post

 My original point is that your waiiting time for MTOs may not be applicable to others going through more traditional routes and retailers.

 

 

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Originally Posted by MrVenneri View Post

My point is that there's nothing exclusive or proprietary about making friends. I don't have some sort of premier status that expedites my orders over everyone else. Most reputable businesses appreciate the loyalty of those who are consistent, regular customers.

Also, take what you hear second hand with a grain of salt. That 'help' I was able to offer was nothing more than a sale item everyone had access to.

 

 

And you are both correct!

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Lithonial,

Do you ever make it to Boston? I have a few 9 Gs I can show you in an 888 and a 202. Send me a message if that works.

I hand had no issue doing MTO on different lasts in a G width, although depending on model EG may charge extra to change a last. I've also not had any MTO taking more than 5 months, so 8 seems very long unless it was Cordovan. Sourcing from Horween in anything but black or burgundy has been BRUTAL.
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