Over the past year we have been blessed with orders, and I thank God everyday for our customers and friends. We continue to make each holster one at a time today, just as we have done over the past 40 years, as there is NO mass production of any sort in our shop. Myself, my daughter Katie, Keith and Brandon are working hard everyday to produce the finest quality holster you expect to receive from us. Below is an excerpt from our Tannery's President ... Shep Hermann.
"Hide grade levels have been lower than usual this year due to the warm winter we had last year (warm winters don't kill bugs which then can cause mange - pitting - and cattle to scratch on barbed wire)"
What this means is: I could have chosen to use less than perfect hides to deliver your holster "on time" or as I did decide to be very specific about the hides we would use and deliver your holster late. All of our customers that I have talked to have unanimously agreed that they would rather receive a great holster late, than to receive a less than perfect holster on time. We all here at Alessi have worked very hard to develop and maintain our reputation. I'm too old to start over again and if you have talked to me in the past, you know that not only myself, but Katie and Keith will do everything we can to deliver the quality holster you expect to receive from us, as quickly as we possibly can.
Bottom line is this: we are behind in production, it is not because we're on vacation it is because we will never compromise our quality. If you have read any recent reviews they basically all say the same thing, "worth the wait".
I will apologize now for the extended delay in receiving your leather.
If you have any questions concerning how to navigate or are having any issues placing an order, please feel free to call our offices at (716) 693-4000 and place your order over the phone. Thank you for your interest in our holsters and for your patience in allowing our business to grow!