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It'll be a bargain compared to what some of us are going to drop on the N.Peal stuff.

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Sorry fellas I’m out. I just don’t want to spend that much.

History isn’t kind to men who play God.

@OmegaBondWatches

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If anyone in USA wants to send to me in U.K. and I can forward onto USA from U.K. as appears it will be cheaper

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The pricing to USA will unfortunately not change based on my discussions with MA, so it will be $385 v's European cost of €240. The difference is due entirely to the shipping, import duties and HANDLING charges of the shipping companies that MA use to provide their delivery service. The actual delivery cost is a small fraction of the costs $30-40 the rest are duties and those HANDLING charges of the shipping company! For companies like MA, this ensures that their product is delivered direct to your door and they are not left having to deal with packages getting stuck in customs.

I am no expert on this, but just to illustrate, we face the same issue in EU, importing from the the US. If I buy a pair of Billy Reid jeans say, online at £220 ($245) from US, then my delivered price is £350: so £130 extra - which Billy Reid state as £30 (cheapest) delivery cost plus import, duties, handling charges which are £100. So buying Billy Reid in the UK, there is a significant price issue, and if we want their product then generally there are only occasional options to buy from within EU. Same has happened on eBay over recent years, where people sign up to ship under "Global Shipping" the cost becomes prohibitive to import from US.  All of this is no particular help for us I know, but it illustrates that its not just an MA issue, but part of the tightening up firstly by customs to capture duties and then being "exploited" by shipping companies to manage this process ( that at least is how these costs appear to me!).

Apologies again that we did not get to this earlier, but I think the guy who is co-ordinating this all for us at MA, had not realised himself until he started processing the orders internally. MA will only ship this way to US is my current understanding, so no way around with MA.

Therefore the alternatives are either to pay the $385; cancel the order(but please let MA know directly when they contact you, as otherwise its going to delay things for everyone); or, once you receive your payment request from MA, to respond  with a new EU delivery address, and then get someone to ship them to you direct as this allows flexibility about how this is done ajb007/wink and much more cost effective!  There are already some volunteers on the thread to do this, so suggest you PM them if you want to go this way and then inform MA directly of changed address and request for new invoice with EU cost.

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Thank you Cederic for the explaination. Very good information for the future. Unfortunately, I’m going to bow out of this opportunity. Will let MA know when/if they contact me.

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MA told me they wont be ready to accept orders until January. They're just compiling names for a list at the moment. So there's plenty of time to save up if you're on the fence.

@deanwdunlevy

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Latest Update:
The order will go out to production on Monday. I have PM'd individually the 8 people who MA say they have not yet received a response from, so please check your messages and respond accordingly.

If anyone who was on the list, still wants to order and has not received an email direct from MA(Alessandro), then please let me know (PM me) and I can still rectify this!  I suspect there still may be some in this category and it may well include some of the 8 already PM'd!  As I said from outset, it is not always straightforward with MA!

Otherwise thank you everyone for your speedy co-operation.

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jared_nomak wrote:

If anyone in USA wants to send to me in U.K. and I can forward onto USA from U.K. as appears it will be cheaper

Ross I'd like to take you up on this offer!

Last edited by MikeG77 (11th Oct 2019 16:46)

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Hi cederic0011, is there perhaps an updated news from Massimo Alba about the trousers?

Thanks for your effort.

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The order has gone to production as per the orders participants confirmed to MA. Payment will be processed and orders will be shipped, most likely in January as it took a while for MA to confirm everyone’s order, so the original plan of December was delayed.

This is different to TF who take payment upfront prior to sending to production, but MA are treating these all as confirmed, committed orders.

So no more orders can be taken for the SA colour of the grey trousers.

There will be similar SS20 trousers in grey, but a different colour code to the SA version.

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Thanks for the update.

cederic0011 wrote:

The order has gone to production as per the orders participants confirmed to MA. Payment will be processed and orders will be shipped, most likely in January as it took a while for MA to confirm everyone’s order, so the original plan of December was delayed.

This is different to TF who take payment upfront prior to sending to production, but MA are treating these all as confirmed, committed orders.

So no more orders can be taken for the SA colour of the grey trousers.

There will be similar SS20 trousers in grey, but a different colour code to the SA version.

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Cool nice job , refreshing that we don't have to pre pay just yet.
Thanks for the update

cederic0011 wrote:

The order has gone to production as per the orders participants confirmed to MA. Payment will be processed and orders will be shipped, most likely in January as it took a while for MA to confirm everyone’s order, so the original plan of December was delayed.

This is different to TF who take payment upfront prior to sending to production, but MA are treating these all as confirmed, committed orders.

So no more orders can be taken for the SA colour of the grey trousers.

There will be similar SS20 trousers in grey, but a different colour code to the SA version.

007 reporting for duty

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cederic0011, in your 1st post in this topic, you described the trousers as grey (neutral/ beige in certain lights) in baby cord, a definite lightweight spring/summer fabric.
Member 'Noi' wrote in the 'No Time To Die wardrobe: possible spoilers' topic, in his post number 1,766; 'Alba had very similar trousers in stock which were named Winch Trousers (60% linen 40% cotton which matches to the Connolly-Jacket or the hot Matera weather and even the color could be right'.

Massimo Alba described in his Instagram message of 22 November that the trousers in NTDD, is a Winch trousers.

I just want to check if the Massimo Alba trousers Craig wears in the 'romantic scene' in Matera, was indeed made of baby cord? And not with 60% linen and 40% cotton and Noi described?

cederic0011, I hope you can tell me this. Thanks for your help.

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The Linen-Winch was just a guess and I did not see that Thread here.
"Winch" is a name for their trousers and they issued them in different materials: cotton/linen/cord
It sounds like MA has confirmed that Craig wears the Cord-Version and I will delete/edit my post with the Linen-Winch to prevent any confusion. Sorry.

Last edited by Noi (24th Nov 2019 19:09)

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No problem Noi. Thanks for your reply.

Noi wrote:

The Linen-Winch was just a guess and I did not see that Thread here.
"Winch" is name for their trousers and they issued them in different materials: cotton/linen/cord
It sounds like MA has confirmed that Craig wears the Cord-Version and I will delete/edit my post with the Linen-Winch to prevent any confusion. Sorry.

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The "Steps" trouser order will be delivered to Massimo Alba on 12 December.

Those who ordered will receive an email over the coming week (I do not know when) from Massimo with details of how to make payment - either Paypal or a direct Bank Transfer.

They hope to get these out to people prior to Christmas, if payments are prompt.

(For those that individually ordered the SLOOP suit - the timing will be the same - hope this is helpful)

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spot on cederic , just got my email now.
All paid and confirmed by Massimo
just wait for the order now.

Thanks so much buddy for organising, nice early chrimbo present to me  ajb007/bond

007 reporting for duty

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I haven't received anything yet but i'll definitely keep an eye out for the email!

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OK folks- a bit of a long shot, but I wasn't in a position to put my name down when the orders were being taken. My situation has changed now, so if anyone ordered a pair in a 48, but, for whatever reason, wants to back out, please let me know, and I'll step in and take your order of your hands with immediate payment.

Thanks,

Blair

Can you swim?

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I received a message from Massimo Alba this morning regarding the order and have made my payment. Update to all involved is that the price will be 235 Euro for the pants whether you are in the EU or the US. Shipping is 20 Euro for EU customers and 35 Euro for US based customers.

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I don't understand why they are not taking Italian TAX off the price for non EU customers, I thought this was a legal requirement?

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sruzgar wrote:

I don't understand why they are not taking Italian TAX off the price for non EU customers, I thought this was a legal requirement?

Now that you mention it the outside EU pricing should be lower!

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I haven’t received an email yet. Is it a slow rollout? Or has everybody else got there’s?

Yes. Considerably.

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Ferinstal wrote:

I haven’t received an email yet. Is it a slow rollout? Or has everybody else got there’s?

Not received yet too !

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I contacted Alessandro directly some days ago and he sent me a reply very fast the same day. I paid the money and just half an hour later a message that they received the money already.