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Viberg Boots

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by ysb, Feb 9, 2011.

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  1. NYDRH

    NYDRH Senior member

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    I knew what you meant, dont think it's ridiculous. While I dont expect the finishing to be in the realm of G&G or EG, I would be bothered by the vamp.

    This is the pic that bothered me:
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  2. Whirling

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    Yeah, that is the worst of it. I guess I will see how it goes. I will try to post some pics after I have worn them a few times.
     
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    It seems that there are many black scout boots with very similar details. We will need to come together to make this happen. I am flexible on most everything, would probably prefer rough out, but will get on board either way. The only thing I can't do is the 1035, as it doesn't fit me. Can we start making compromises to get together on a black scout? I am very partial to the 110, as it is the only last comfortable for me. Would you be interested in your design with a black gloxi sole, Fok?
     
  4. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Sure. I mean, I just throw these things out there. That said, a gloxi sole would probably look wierd with a stacked leather midsole, and having that painted with black edgepaint would seem to make very little sense.
     
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    How is the sizing on the 2005 last for engineers? I'm usually a US 10 in boots from OSB to RRL etc
     
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    while I dont have experience in those you mentioned...i measure a 13e and have the engineer in a 12. Seems to fit well.
     
  7. Broark

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    I think I've about talked myself into these boots.
    Do you have an idea of price yet? Also, will you allow a 50/50 deposit like the Hoppers? Would make my decision easier...
     
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  8. LA Guy

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    Hi,

    We don't know the price yet, but I suspect, given the price of similar boots on Viberg.com, that the boot will come out to about $745., shipped (unlike other retailers, we just add the average price of shipping to everything, so that the price is the price, period).

    We won't be doing a 50/50 deposit unlike last time. Unfortunately, the logistics for even a small order were difficult enough, because the system we use does not do partial payments very well, and we ended up with an adhoc, non-integrated system, and sent a couple of pairs to wrong addresses before correcting that, etc.. . Because of the time lag between order and delivery, having an integrated order and fulfillment system is pretty important. I am sure that more things would definitely go wrong with a bigger order. The 100% down has always worked best for us before, so we'll be going back to that.

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     
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    I won't do 100% payment until I get 100% specs on the build. Common sense.
     
  10. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I feel that it's fine to be a bit judgmental. There are more ethical and civil ways to do things, and less, and only community and societal pressire will discourage unethical and uncivil practices. In the past decade or so, I've certainly seen an increasing sense of entitlement from consumers, that is perhaps, in part, the fault of retailers, particularly online tech startups, many of which do not have to make a profit from day 1, and so can unreasonably condition the consumer.

    I also think that it's okay to ask for things, but that also in picking your moments. As someone who is both a consumer and deals with clients all the time, there are certainly people who are easier and more pleasant to work with, and those who are unpleasant, or simply suck up too many resources. Remember, time is money (i.e. opportunity costs), and so a consumer or client who asks 100 questions for a small order, is essentially decreasing the net profit to be made on that customer. Just as an example. Imagine that a customer asks a specific question via email, and it takes the customer service representative an average of 15 minutes to answer that question. Assuming that the customer service rep costs the company $30/h (not an unreasonable estimate), then each question costs $7.50 to answer. And if that customer than ends up NOT buying a product, that is a cost that must be absorbed by the company. Just some food for thought.

    That's why a lot of firms no longer do MTO, or charge a hefty fee for MTO, since the end consumer typically has less knowledge than commercial customers (i.e stockists) and are highly personally invested in the product. It takes a dedicated customer service and production line to profitably do MTO.
     
  11. Broark

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    Thanks for the quick reply Fok, I understand the streamlined method of 100% payment.
    Might make my decision a bit easier though, I'm sure the boots will come out looking good. Just not in the cards for me right now I don't think.
    Luckily I have a pair of Hoppers to keep my feet happy for quite awhile!
     
  12. LA Guy

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    No one is asking you to do that, and in return, we (and all other retailers) ask that preorder customers understand the small changes that must be made during the production process. The vast majority of these changes are invisible to the end customer, and as I said, if it is something major, we always communicate with the GMTO participants. If this is not something that you can feel comfortable with, perhaps GMTOs are not for you.

    If you are talking specifically about the Millwright, we are proceeding with the assumption that the 1/8" heel reduction is NOT possible, but that the adjustment WILL be made IF it is possible.

    Styleforum has handled over 350 pairs of Viberg GMTO boots in the past few years, and we have always done right by every single customer on every single order, sometimes at our loss. I stand firmly behind our process. It's worked very well in the past, and the fact that Viberg is willing to continue to work with us in a way that works for many people speaks to my abilities to broker good solutions.
     
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    Love my Hoppers. Yeah, that was for a small order, and mistakes were still made. I don't even want to imagine the mess of dealing with a large order done that way.

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     
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    I should have added that, given the pace at which this is going, the pre-orders will probably close towards Thanksgiving. Not sure if that would make a difference for you, but it's just something to keep in mind during the voting process.

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     
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    I should have ordered those Hoppers
     
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    Oh, well given that news maybe I will be able to get a pair! I thought we were looking at full payment with voting in the next week or so.
    Given that time frame I think it's doable for me.
     
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    I really like the Millwright build. However, I am up to my eyeballs in natural CXL boots and think the Crust CXL will be too similar. So I have to move to the "maybe" camp (not a "no" at this point, but less likely than when the leather was still open to debate).
     
  18. LA Guy

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    I should have been more explicit. We will first have a voting round, about 10 days, with the $20 considered a non-refundable deposit. if the boot of your choice is made. That is to be fair to those genuinely interested in purchasing. After that, there is usually a 2 week period for preorders, though I am thinking of streamlining that to 10 days, since all of the action takes place at the beginning and at the end, with about 5 days of wasted time in the middle. Hope that clarifies things somewhat.

    Incidentally, we should probably have the question about the heel height before the voting period ends, but I make it a policy to never make a promise that I cannot be sure that I can keep.

    Cheers,

    Fok.
     
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  19. LA Guy

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    While the color will probably be similar, or rather, in a similar family, I suspect that the leather will look quite different when worn in. My natural CXL derbies have stayed a similar shade after over a year of casual wear (no treatments). I think that the crust will darken considerably. This is, of course, assuming that you are into that "wearing in" process.
     
  20. LA Guy

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    You had... 2 shots at it!
     
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