I'm just trying to get a sense of how much more I need to set aside to be in the ball park with my savings before I start the process. I'm definitely not the last of the big time spenders. Alan's price on a previous custom he did for me was quite reasonable I thought. I have no concern about being overcharged. Not sure where that came from.
Nobody said they were overcharged. I started that "big-time-spender" thing when someone asked the premium for CXL and I said I never even ask the price. All we talk about is building the best jacket with all my favorite features (although Allen isn't shy about saying something when he thinks I'm going down the wrong alley. When in doubt, I've always said to go with what he thinks best.)
BTW I wouldn't have brought this up had I not been posting on the other subject, but I just realized I won't be waiting two or three weeks. I think Allen said February 12th. Oh boy.