I don't think it's skill related - more the fact that 2 different cloth larges ask for each small (PLUS the large for the footwear set), and only 1 in 3 tailor BODs is exceptional (unlike the even split with Smiths).
Thanks! I can't remember when I last got a small exceptional footwear BOD, despite running 8 mules daily for 5 years! I wasn't sure they even dropped anymore. I still get small normal footwear BODs. Isn't this a bit abnormal?