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post #106 of 118
New Jersey is about 5 hours away and you pay no tax on clothes/footwear. Considering how strong our dollar is now, it's worthwhile
post #107 of 118
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FWIW - Robert Jones in the RBC building in Toronto has been selling EGs since last fall. They had three shoes and one boot and the staff indicated that they would be getting some additional styles for summer. Apparently the EGs have been selling quite well. Pricing was $1100-$1300.
I went in a week or two ago. Service was pretty good. Prices were $1100 for oxfords/derbys, $1200 for monks, $1300 for boots, and a $250 upcharge for MTO. I think that makes it moderately more expensive than going to the US, particularly if you are shopping somewhere without sales tax, but still not horrible. Their stock isnt great, but as the only EG stockist in Canada, I cant complain too much. They were just making their fall order when I was in, so I would anticipate a bunch of stock showing up in another month or so. They seem to order 4-5 styles per season, and stock a reasonable selection of sizes in each. It does mean though that if you are looking for something specific to round out gaps in your collection, you may need to order. I should also stress that they were willing to order anything EG had in stock with no commitment to purchase and no MTO charge.
post #108 of 118
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New Jersey is about 5 hours away and you pay no tax on clothes/footwear. Considering how strong our dollar is now, it's worthwhile
This makes sense. Gas would be cheaper over the border too. I just waited until i had a trip planned and got some nice shoes in Portland, Oregon when i was doing a road trip last year. It's amazing how many people comment on them, Alden Longwings. Yep Canada does seem to be a hard place to get nice shoes.
post #109 of 118
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Their stock isnt great, but as the only EG stockist in Canada, I cant complain too much.

This is not true actually. If ever in Calgary, check out O'Connors. Not the one right downtown, but the one on 1st and 16ave SW. They carry a small selection of EG's for under 1k (about 5 or 6 different pairs). They also have a great selection of AE, Aldens and some others (Magnanni to name one). Their Alden pricing is good. Approx $400 and $600 for cordovans.
post #110 of 118
I know the good folks at Nomad Toronto said they were getting some Alden Longwings and Plain-Toe Bluchers in as well this month for spring/summer. I think a lot of people bought the Indy boot they offered as a trial this year, so they're probably going to order more Aldens. The service is pretty good even if the prices are a little higher than stateside.
post #111 of 118
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This is not true actually. If ever in Calgary, check out O'Connors. Not the one right downtown, but the one on 1st and 16ave SW. They carry a small selection of EG's for under 1k (about 5 or 6 different pairs). They also have a great selection of AE, Aldens and some others (Magnanni to name one). Their Alden pricing is good. Approx $400 and $600 for cordovans.

Oh no. I am based in Calgary. This is not good for my marriage or my bank account. But thank you.
post #112 of 118
I am heading there this weekend. Will try not to even look in the general direction of the E. Greens.

Oh, and don't ask why they don't carry Church's unless you want to open a can of whupass.
post #113 of 118
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I am heading there this weekend. Will try not to even look in the general direction of the E. Greens.

Oh, and don't ask why they don't carry Church's unless you want to open a can of whupass.


hahaha...I am also in canada....

Why do they not carry Church's?
post #114 of 118
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Anyone know a good shoe repair shop in Montreal?

There's been some discussion about the absence of a quality cobbler and Canada as well as mention of a capable cobbler and Saphir distributor. Having had the chance to get to know Laurent, i figured i would PSA his services as i'm sure it would be of interest to other members. He install sunk-in metal toe plate, does hand-stitching resoling exclusively with JR soles and any other work an experienced cobbler should be able to perform. Laurent mentioned that he had a website almost ready so until that is online, you can contact him at info.egide@yahoo.ca. For Montrealers, he comes downtown relatively often and he can do pick-up. He also speaks English and would be happy to serve customers in other cities through mail.

You can watch him resoling a shoe in the video below


Edited by kasper007 - 2/15/12 at 12:35pm
post #115 of 118
^ Without a doubt, the best cobbler in town. He's good peeps, a bit aloof at times, but it's all good. Can't see the video link...
post #116 of 118
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post

a bit aloof at times,

Please. He's French.
post #117 of 118
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post

Can't see the video link...

Voilà!

post #118 of 118
^ Thanks for that b-s!
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