Originally Posted by cwh812
I just tried on my TD shoes at Leffot - I was on my way to dinner so I didn't take them with me. The fit is the same (or at least should be). The difference is the finishing and the leather used seems to be a better quality - put side by side against the RTW of the same shoe the differences were very apparent. I'm very happy with how they came out and will post pics next week. That being said I wouldn't go TD in every shoe - just shoes were you want something truly special and the TD finishing really comes out - waist details, leather quality and burnishing. For example I won't do it with anything but a leather sole and calf. The shoes came with the trees for free so the 25% markup was a little more palatable.
Turnaround time for TD was the same as MTO.
Makes good sense. And agree regarding the choice for TD – a suede loafer would be a bit overkill. Btw, is it 25% on top of the regular price, or the MTO price? I guess it's on the MTO price, cause if shoe trees are included a TD would seem more economical. Anyway, I'm looking very much forward to seeing your TD
PS: nice with the turnaround time!