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what's your website url?

 

Best...and good luck.

post #902 of 995
Um, http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/ :-)
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so...new MTO hasn't emerged on the horizon yet?((

Still Millers (almost any) or Benson in cognac cordovan are not intriguing anybody anymore? lookaround.gif

I would luv to have the opportunity to get in on a Miller cognac cordovan group MTO.icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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Nice one, my friends, and welcome back!

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Good to hear! Welcome back

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Great to see you again!

Thank you, thank you, thank you - great to be back and back on course!
post #905 of 995
Welcome back.

Might we get a timeline on the Blake MTO and anything else still outstanding from AS.

I understand that it's a factory backlog and not an issue with AFPOS, but if AS is going to do a MTO program of its own shoes through its own distribution network, why would it delay its own shoes by making shoes for Herring that mirror its Exclusive and even Handgrade designs for similar prices as the Exclusive line. It seems like they are stepping on their own toes by hurting their own distributors by biting off more than they can chew from a manufacturing standpoint and cannibalizing own their brand.
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Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman View Post

Welcome back.

Might we get a timeline on the Blake MTO and anything else still outstanding from AS.

I understand that it's a factory backlog and not an issue with AFPOS, but if AS is going to do a MTO program of its own shoes through its own distribution network, why would it delay its own shoes by making shoes for Herring that mirror its Exclusive and even Handgrade designs for similar prices as the Exclusive line. It seems like they are stepping on their own toes by hurting their own distributors by biting off more than they can chew from a manufacturing standpoint and cannibalizing own their brand.

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Um, http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/ :-)

Thank you GN....

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Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman View Post

Welcome back.

Might we get a timeline on the Blake MTO and anything else still outstanding from AS.

I understand that it's a factory backlog and not an issue with AFPOS, but if AS is going to do a MTO program of its own shoes through its own distribution network, why would it delay its own shoes by making shoes for Herring that mirror its Exclusive and even Handgrade designs for similar prices as the Exclusive line. It seems like they are stepping on their own toes by hurting their own distributors by biting off more than they can chew from a manufacturing standpoint and cannibalizing own their brand.

Thank you!

The problems we are experiencing with the remaining mto being finished is why, for the time being, AS have asked that any new mto programs be put on hold. The problems have arisen due partly to the continued success of AS with their own brand development for their own lines and the larger customer orders. Therefore not wanting to continue this level of service for small order mto, AS are not accepting any further until there is a better chance of a smoother customer experience.
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Originally Posted by Afinepairofshoes View Post


Thank you!

The problems we are experiencing with the remaining mto being finished is why, for the time being, AS have asked that any new mto programs be put on hold. The problems have arisen due partly to the continued success of AS with their own brand development for their own lines and the larger customer orders. Therefore not wanting to continue this level of service for small order mto, AS are not accepting any further until there is a better chance of a smoother customer experience.

Thanks for the information. Hopefully they will be able to get to a point when they can respond in a more timely fashion with regards to MTOs in the near future. Please let us know if you hear when this program will reopen.

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Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman View Post

Welcome back.

Might we get a timeline on the Blake MTO and anything else still outstanding from AS.

I understand that it's a factory backlog and not an issue with AFPOS, but if AS is going to do a MTO program of its own shoes through its own distribution network, why would it delay its own shoes by making shoes for Herring that mirror its Exclusive and even Handgrade designs for similar prices as the Exclusive line. It seems like they are stepping on their own toes by hurting their own distributors by biting off more than they can chew from a manufacturing standpoint and cannibalizing own their brand.

I could not agree more.

It really pisses me off to see that Herring gets their new line up from AS, while the Blake and Milton MTO shoes are lagging far behind to the tune of 9 month.

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Maybe they just want to get at Herring's large and loyal client base; you could ask why they do MTOs for AFPOS just the same.

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Maybe they just want to get at Herring's large and loyal client base; you could ask why they do MTOs for AFPOS just the same.

I couldn't care less who they do business with, our MTO shoes, several ones, have been ordered since last Sep. 2012. I think they did not plan the process well.
Edited by Saratorial_Splender - 5/23/13 at 6:58pm
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You mean you couldn't care less?

 

No, fair point.  It sounds like they've handled their existing orders very poorly - I noticed another vendor of theirs soft-pedaling on special orders lately too.

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Maybe they just want to get at Herring's large and loyal client base; you could ask why they do MTOs for AFPOS just the same.

Except AFPOS is an Alfred Sargent dealer. If they want to promote their own brand, one would think they would do so through their own distribution network, especially one that has developed a loyal client base in very short order - especially for its AS selection.

I've gotten 3 pairs and have one on order. And my next choice, either through MTO or stock selection will be my 5th AS, all through AFPOS. Many on this site are similar.
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Originally Posted by scurvyfreedman View Post

Except AFPOS is an Alfred Sargent dealer. If they want to promote their own brand, one would think they would do so through their own distribution network, especially one that has developed a loyal client base in very short order - especially for its AS selection.

I've gotten 3 pairs and have one on order. And my next choice, either through MTO or stock selection will be my 5th AS, all through AFPOS. Many on this site are similar.

I have bough over a dozen pairs from AFPoS.

The problem is not AFPoS, it's Alfred Sargent. AS books so much business ahead of production such that they are unable to fullfil their existing orders to loyal customers and champions of their brand. Again, I couldn't care less whom they sell to, I just want them to get our MTOs that we contracted for montsh ago. AS is becoming a joke and the affiliation with Herring will only damage their reputation and brand.
Edited by Saratorial_Splender - 5/25/13 at 10:05pm
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