It was. Only 4 cigar Chukkas and at most 8-12 each of the other two makes.
Leffot does the same thing. Most stuff is offered up on their site (I like their 20% upfront policy as opposed to AOM 100%), but there are certain makeups that go to their regulars - most of whom are heavy hitting clientele. Guys who drop $10K+ a year on shoes and/or go to trunk shows and order, etc. there's nothing wrong with it. Their consistent base should have that access. Not justifying AOM here, just saying it's not abnormal.
I don't disagree that a company should cater to existing customers. I also don't want to but I think many people have bought numerous pairs of shoes/boots from Alden Madison and never been told about this list. When talking to the sales associate today, he simply said I just had to ask and I hadn't done that yet. Little hard to ask when you don't know it exists. Nonetheless, I will still buy from them and now I know.
Yep if you know about it all you had to do was ask. Simple email added to the list. You can request specific makeups though and be directly added to the list for those.
Man, this Indy has really grown on me. You know what they say about those stock models...
Don't know how much longer I can hold out.
Doesn't help that I picked these up from the 'Crew after deliberating for a many weeks (Thanks @gosheik )
Which laces do you guys like better?
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Very nice Saz, is this the JCrew boot?
The gold on light suede just pops.