I have a relationship with Dunn's Tailors and take my non-Dunn's stuff there as well.I had sleeves shortened on 2 non-Dunn's sport coats recently and they charged $45 plus tax for each, so it seems pretty normal to me.
It's possible that the fee may cover duties (@17%) and the FedEx brokerage fee ($10) but may not include taxes (GST/PST or HST).My last shipment was for 5 pairs of trousers, delivered in early April and I was hit a few weeks later with a bill from FedEx for $27 and change.Edit: I did NOT pay the $25 flat shipping fee for the order above. C.
I think that most clothing/footwear imports are taxed at 17 or 18% and then there's 12% sales tax on top of that.If delivered by a courier like FedEx or DHL, they usually charge a $10 administration/brokerage fee on top of that.Stuff from the US delivered through USPS usually makes it through without any charges, but not all the time.
After following this thread with interest for several years (and ordering some swatches a few years ago), I have finally dipped my toes in the Sam Hober pool, some might say 'with gusto'.
From L to R:
Dark Red Grenadine Fina (GFT-2)
Sky Blue on Rust Wool #5 (GPWT-5)
Navy Grenadine Fina (GFT-10)
UPenn Silk (ECO-7)
Navy Blue Solid Challis (CHSOT-5)
Bitter Chocolate Grenadine (GFT-6)
Dark Red & Off White Stripes on Dark Navy Wool (GSWT-4)
Being from Canada, I...