Oh happy day…leastways in a few more weeks. Here’s the update from Yuketen…
Thank you again for your patience as we await your loafers to arrive. I have received information that your shoes should be here with me in the office by the end of next week which means I can send you an invoice most likely during the 3rd week of November.
Once again, we appreciate your patience and please let me know if I can answer any questions or concerns.
In the meantime, I will contact you in the next week or two for payment so that the shoes can be promptly shipped out to you once they have passed inspection.
Have a pleasant day!
Ah, it all started when Cannonball sent me a link to this picture. After that, it was all over. The folks at Yuketen have been over the top conscientious in handling my passionate request to add one more pair to their manufacturing run. Alas, there wasn’t another pair to be added. But they didn’t blow me off. They had me trace my foot in addition to inquiring about my shoe size. They sent me a pair of try-on Yuketens to assure that their sizing and my size presumptions were aligned. They commissioned another loden green shell from Horween and all along, kept thanking me for my patience. Are you kidding me? It’s a pleasure to find artisans so committed not only to a unique and absurdly high quality product, but to courtesy and customer service that so far, has been superb.
If money wasn’t an issue, my next Yuketen commissions would be in rank order, the following…..
The Cherry Cordovan Moc
The Navy Cordovan Moc
And the ultimate of Moc-ery. The CrocoMoco
The Yuketen folks operate out of Hermosa Beach. Looks like I’ll be at a little place nearby called Shutters on the Beach about the same time my shoes roll in. Maybe I’ll just swing by and pick ‘em up in person. I've not had any work assignments that found me in Southern California in a while and I'll take a few R&R days while there. I'm looking forward to it.