I agree, and I hope they do.
I don't use credit cards at all, so MTO is always a nice option for me when I don't need an item by any particular date.
@Leaves - Any word on this MTO?
I emailed Skoak last week about this GMTO and received the following reply:
FYI gentlemen, I emailed Skoak about the GMTO, and due to high volume of orders, the mid to late November estimated delivery is slightly delayed. This seems to be the theme across the board for Carmina GMTOs and not just specific to this GMTO. Gabriel also mentioned that he will update everyone involved as soon as he receives more information.
@mockingboy - here is what I got from a Skoak email:
I am afraid that there might be an additional few weeks before delivery since Carmina has extended their lead times due to a lot of incoming orders. Estimated delivery time was mid or late November.
We apologize for your inconvenience and will get back to you as soon as they have arrived.
Given the number of people who come to Styleforum from banking backgrounds and the substantial and almost inevitable delays that result from SF GMTOs, I'm surprised that there isn't a livelier market in "Mediterranean menswear futures." Anyone want to buy me out of this? $375 plus customs fees, delivered to me when I receive the shoes in the United States.