Edit 11/19: the tree size appears correct, but the panels are not. Stubben is ordering new panels, which will hopefully resolve our fit issue. I’m pleasantly surprised by how helpful they’ve been and am hoping — but pessimistic, ‘cause that’s how I roll — everything will work out.
Has anyone purchased a custom Stubben during the pandemic and had issues with materials or fit? I recently received a long-awaited saddle, and am pretty underwhelmed.
I opted for standard leather, assuming the deluxe option would be too high maintenance. I anticipated something along the lines of old Stubben or Crosby leather — or even current Collegiate/Toulouse leather. The leather, however, has a decidedly plastic feel. I’m curious whether this is due to supply shortages or just how it’s supposed to be.
(I didn’t ask for swatches, so that’s on me.)
My saddle is also too wide, which makes me suspect it was mis-stamped. The fitter is coming out soon to figure out what’s going on.
Possibly a silly question, but has anyone received a mis-stamped saddle? I know the factories are swamped.