- Jan 17, 2017
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I don’t have a problem with Kirby. I have a problem with what Amazon is and stands for.You give him and many others too much credit for understanding trademark (and/or copyright) law.
Kirby Allison/Hanger Project is a small business trying to stay afloat and is probably sick of people watching his videos for information and then buying the same products he sells from Amazon just to save a few dollars. I have no connection to him or Bezos but if you want to be angry at someone, what has Bezos/Amazon actually done to help you lately? Have they created videos to help you with your shoe care? Or does Amazon monitor what small sellers on its platform sell and do well with only to then list the same products at a lower price and put that small seller out of business?
AFAIK, a Hanger Project Carmina MTO was delayed, a few pairs got messed up, and Kirby stopped communicating. It is poor customer service and poor communication but he should not be vilified for it. Heck, Meermin is no better (in my experience) yet they have many more resources and still do not communicate properly with their customers about MTO/GMTO delays and screw-ups.
On a shoe related note: my Santa Moks will get their first use of the season this week! Only 4 pairs left before I’ve made it through rotation, so logically they’ll get worn.