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stephenaf2003

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I have not heard anything. I sent another email (just about a month after my last) and it has gone unanswered for over a week now. I bought some new Tricker's in cordovan to distract me but I am still waiting on my Riders.
hmmm...same here.

I’ll be in Richmond this wknd; think I’ll swing by to see what’s up.
 

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I would consider it a favor if you were to report back in after.
 

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I would consider it a favor if you were to report back in after.
So, spoke with Ron and Jeff about the Shell GMTO’s. They were unpacking the newly arrived boxes while I was there, and doing QC checks.

Unfortunately, those of us that ordered the scotch grain bourbon are in for a wait. Apparently, the first batch from Horween was not acceptable. So the maker in Italy refused it, and no word yet on whether they got a new batch, and what progress there is on making the shoes.

On a personal note, I’m not having any success ordering printed on Horween shell. This is my second attempt at getting a Horween shell boot made in their printed on shell with so far no success.
 
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While I was there picked up a pair of nice seconds cheap. Broke my black boots cherry with these.
Great looking boots. And thank you for the GMTO update. I will return to feigning patience and/or indifference.
 

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Just called...mine are not in yet. Quite excited to see yours!
 

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Which ones did you choose for the GMTO.
Planetoe Derby in Natural

Just called...mine are not in yet. Quite excited to see yours!
You may still get yours first. My UPS number reports 6 days in route - so no shoes until next Monday.

I will put pics up when they come in. I'm curious if I can wear the Natural with khakis or if it would be tan overload.
 
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Planetoe Derby in Natural


My UPS number reports 6 days in route - so no shoes until next Monday.
I envy you, it will be a few months before I get mine, if I get them at all. Hope the next batch of scotch grain Horween sends is acceptable to the maker in Italy.
 

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Shoes in hand - I was home to greet the UPS personally today. They fit well - Rider helped me tweak my size a bit. If they shrink down a tiny bit they will be perfect (cordovan often does in my experience). If not, medium socks will be called for.

They have a bit of freckling (is that a word?) on the toe - like we see on the Killdeer's eggs (a local ground-nesting brid). I will try to show this with a close up of the toes in pic 2. I'm not sure if I could brush this out or if its "character" in my shoes.

I may try and wear them tomorrow. I need to be on site with a Customer (working on some ERP Project details). I will try to get some "action" shots if I do wear them out:
Rider_GTMO_Nat_Derby1.PNG

Toe:

Rider_GTMO_Nat_Derby2.PNG
 
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