I keep going back and forth on whether or not to buy a pair. Those brown suede double monks are calling to me but the rather extreme wait times (I'm not very patient at all), unpredictable customs charges, and complicated shipping process are rather off-putting. Will have to think about this some more.
Do it. You wont regret it. And you will not get any instant gratification off the well known brands either way, such as EG, G&G, Vass, and Meermin. Actually Meermin MTO's wait time is the shortest of all.
p.s., custom charge is rather predictable.