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post #12511 of 23832
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Originally Posted by jackster145 View Post
 

hi, I haven't done many MTOs but I don't think one can alter any specifications at this stage. what is this antiquing you speak of anyways? 

I dont Think so either to be honest but it´s simple to ask.

 

I Think i´ve read in this or the EB thread that they offers antiquing.

post #12512 of 23832
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Originally Posted by rydenfan View Post

I would imagine they are just as frustrated. I'm sure they would prefer to have everything in the hands of their customers in a more timely fashion.

In regards to proactive vs reactive, I completely agree with you. However, in my limited experience this often lies fault with EG. It seems to me Skoak is regularly pushing them for timeframes and information but EG seems quite aloof in this regard. I know quite a few of us that find this aspect of EG very frustrating. If you are going to experience delays the least they could do is over communicate through the process. I know Gabriel is great at giving me the scraps of info that he gets.

It's too bad as I expected to be wearing the Shanklin this spring and within the next few weeks will be too warm here for this shade of suede. Oh well, will be great in the fall...
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I agree and know that it's not Skoak's fault. Would love to hear, before having to ask, about whatever scraps you or anyone else is getting, which is worse, to me, than EG's aloofness.

Anyway, they will be here when they get here. I do appreciate Skoak organizing it.

I'm looking at some Enzo shoes now after looking at those MTO.

Besides fit, besides style, besides design and the quality of the components being used, the no worries about the end result is one of the reasons I choose Edward Green.

For these things I'm more than willing to wait, it's just when the time frame starts to draw closer to twice the amount I expected to wait that I get impatient. But in the end I take comfort that the end result will be worth the wait even though it will be much longer than expected. I would much rather complain about the wait than the end result.

Skoak has always responded in a timely fashion to my requests in regards to status, but since these delays seem fairly common I find it rather difficult to believe that they could be more proactive with all of them on a constant basis.
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post #12513 of 23832
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Originally Posted by Paulus-paulis View Post
 

I dont Think so either to be honest but it´s simple to ask.

 

I Think i´ve read in this or the EB thread that they offers antiquing.


Just check some of the models on skoak's website.  you'll see it.

post #12514 of 23832
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Originally Posted by MoosicPa View Post

Last year I did 2 EG MTO's, one took 6 months and the other took 8 months to come in.

This is why we are now quoting 6 months instead of 4 for EG. It's very frustrating on our part too, of course.

The Shanklins were supposed to be delivered a couple of weeks ago. Trust us, we are suffering with you, because we know how frustrating it is to wait for something and then it's constantly delayed. We have RTW stock that should have been delivered in March, imagine the impact this has on our revenues, with the peak sales season coming to an end. I'm not happy about it but I'll have to endure and try to send back feedback to EG and hope things will improve.

They have a new factory manager at EG, I hope he can improve lead times.
post #12515 of 23832
The fluctuating lead times is not confined to skoak believe me, i have waited for nearly year while awaiting delivery. I have also received mtos in 4 months. I would suspect it really just depends on how many people submit mtos in a particular time frame.

Skoak is still no.1
post #12516 of 23832
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Originally Posted by Leaves View Post

This is why we are now quoting 6 months instead of 4 for EG. It's very frustrating on our part too, of course.

The Shanklins were supposed to be delivered a couple of weeks ago. Trust us, we are suffering with you, because we know how frustrating it is to wait for something and then it's constantly delayed. We have RTW stock that should have been delivered in March, imagine the impact this has on our revenues, with the peak sales season coming to an end. I'm not happy about it but I'll have to endure and try to send back feedback to EG and hope things will improve.

They have a new factory manager at EG, I hope he can improve lead times.



Thanks for the explanation @Leaves. As long as he doesn't monkey around and negatively effect the overall quality that I've come to expect. Frankly I could better deal with longer wait times as long as this was my expectation to begin with.
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Thanks for the explanation @Leaves. As long as he doesn't monkey around and negatively effect the overall quality that I've come to expect. Frankly I could better deal with longer wait times as long as this was my expectation to begin with.

I would hope he improves it! Less failures off the line should result in a quicker timeframe
post #12518 of 23832
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I would hope he improves it! Less failures off the line should result in a quicker timeframe

i certainly wouldn't disagree with you, but the bottom line for me is that the product that I'm accustomed to getting is what I want to continue to receive. Expectations in regards to when I will get it is secondary if not further down the list, but it would be nice if he were able to fix it.
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On the same note, a friend of mine was really interested in the Galway doak/walnut Pre-order but did not pull the trigger on that due to uncertain sizing. So if anyone joined the pre-order for size 7.5E UK and tired of waiting or changed their minds due to whatever reason, please let me know. He is very keen on correcting his mistake.
post #12520 of 23832
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Thanks for the explanation @Leaves. As long as he doesn't monkey around and negatively effect the overall quality that I've come to expect. Frankly I could better deal with longer wait times as long as this was my expectation to begin with.
+100.

Going forward, I may have to use Skoak's other vendors, as they seem to hold relatively true to delivery timeframes.

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I would hope he improves it! Less failures off the line should result in a quicker timeframe

In speaking with someone, from EG, recently, it seems that the defect rate has gone down.
post #12521 of 23832
I sympathize with you guys especially those who ordered Shanlkin but this is a pitfall of dealing with "artisan" makers. I never trusted these promised times anyways so I was surprised when that Brandy Willow Dover showed up ahead of the promised time.
post #12522 of 23832
That is why for MTO, we should choose St Crispins! 10 week delivery times with the best finishing I have seen, and handwelt quality.

Smart move by Leaves for bringing them on board.
post #12523 of 23832
Can pay like $200 and have them in 4 weeks! I love they have that option for the super impatient
post #12524 of 23832
Is the finish of StC on par w G&G?
post #12525 of 23832
greater than.
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