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They use DHL express (i think thats ups in the usa or some kind of relationship with them). From London to Boston it was only 2 days every time i used them. You will get hit with full customs (100 something dollars for 2 pairs of shoes and a couple of belts) as they do not under-declare value. That being said the total cost ends up about the same as buying from any other retailer assuming the standard 1220 for shoes, and 1450 for boots. So you will not save any significant money, but you have a much greater selection of RTW shoes
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They use DHL express (i think thats ups in the usa or some kind of relationship with them). From London to Boston it was only 2 days every time i used them. You will get hit with full customs (100 something dollars for 2 pairs of shoes and a couple of belts) as they do not under-declare value. That being said the total cost ends up about the same as buying from any other retailer assuming the standard 1220 for shoes, and 1450 for boots. So you will not save any significant money, but you have a much greater selection of RTW shoes
Figured that much but thank you for the info I can't seem to find suede Dover & st James in any US retailers & things that I do like in skoak or leffot they all get sold out super fast or its Mto etc
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They use DHL express (i think thats ups in the usa or some kind of relationship with them). From London to Boston it was only 2 days every time i used them. You will get hit with full customs (100 something dollars for 2 pairs of shoes and a couple of belts) as they do not under-declare value. That being said the total cost ends up about the same as buying from any other retailer assuming the standard 1220 for shoes, and 1450 for boots. So you will not save any significant money, but you have a much greater selection of RTW shoes

Yeah, I will pass. Crazy their prices are high enough with the increase to drop and extra credit note....just cuz...meh.

My suede dovers shall be here in may....gulp I hope
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They use DHL express (i think thats ups in the usa or some kind of relationship with them). From London to Boston it was only 2 days every time i used them. You will get hit with full customs (100 something dollars for 2 pairs of shoes and a couple of belts) as they do not under-declare value. That being said the total cost ends up about the same as buying from any other retailer assuming the standard 1220 for shoes, and 1450 for boots. So you will not save any significant money, but you have a much greater selection of RTW shoes

 

I am SO envious.  Full duties and taxes on shoes for me totals 31% of the declared value.  "Full customs" of a hundred something bucks on 2 pairs of shoes and a couple belts is the stuff of dreams. :brick:

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I am SO envious.  Full duties and taxes on shoes for me totals 31% of the declared value.  "Full customs" of a hundred something bucks on 2 pairs of shoes and a couple belts is the stuff of dreams. baldy%5B1%5D.gif

Roger, cant really complain here in the USA. The customs fee is really just a slightly inflated sales tax which you would pay anyways if you bought local. Maybe a little more, but certainly nothing that would keep me from buying whatever overseas and importing.
Also i am not exactly sure but i think if you are importing for personal use some of the initial value is not taxed (its the first 500 if traveling abroad and returning, not sure about shipping).

So if you ever hear me complain about an import tax here, i am basically complaining about how a good deal is not even better :-)

Now you say 31%? Thats absolutely ridiculous. The slightly libertarian leaning person in me is certainly very disturbed about a 31% importation charge
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Roger, cant really complain here in the USA. The customs fee is really just a slightly inflated sales tax which you would pay anyways if you bought local. Maybe a little more, but certainly nothing that would keep me from buying whatever overseas and importing.
Also i am not exactly sure but i think if you are importing for personal use some of the initial value is not taxed (its the first 500 if traveling abroad and returning, not sure about shipping).

So if you ever hear me complain about an import tax here, i am basically complaining about how a good deal is not even better :-)

Now you say 31%? Thats absolutely ridiculous. The slightly libertarian leaning person in me is certainly very disturbed about a 31% importation charge

Yes Canadians have it rough.

For US Citizens the personal duty-free exemption is actually $800 and then next $1000 is taxed at 3% rate. The amount over $1800 is then taxed at regular tariff schedule.

US shoe import tariff is 8.5% of the value of the shoes. I think this tariff is also outdated. If you import cordovan shoes or CXL shoes, those leather skins came from US. It's like a tariff on our product which is ridiculous.
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Yes Canadians have it rough.

For US Citizens the personal duty-free exemption is actually $800 and then next $1000 is taxed at 3% rate. The amount over $1800 is then taxed at regular tariff schedule.

US shoe import tariff is 8.5% of the value of the shoes. I think this tariff is also outdated. If you import cordovan shoes or CXL shoes, those leather skins came from US. It's like a tariff on our one product which is ridiculous.
Good info my man thank you for sharing this I didn't know.
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Good info my man thank you for sharing this I didn't know.

That makes sense given the above numbers. Cost of shoes and trees are seperated so essentially the trees and belts fall under the 800 usd exception (no import fee) and you pay the 8.5 % on the shoes (637 pounds is about 940USD per pair)
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That makes sense given the above numbers. Cost of shoes and trees are seperated so essentially the trees and belts fall under the 800 usd exception (no import fee) and you pay the 8.5 % on the shoes (637 pounds is about 940USD per pair)
You are not kidding belts are not bad at all I will be picking up few belts with shoes & boot & once again thank you for providing the info. Now I can have antique oak belt to match my Dover biggrin.gif
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You are not kidding belts are not bad at all I will be picking up few belts with shoes & boot & once again thank you for providing the info. Now I can have antique oak belt to match my Dover biggrin.gif

Yes i got the calf ones in every color they have. I dont have any of the suede ones. Since most of my shoes are EGs it was an easy decision...
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Hi can anyone tell me about the fit of the last of the RL Barksdale? I am a 9D in most TTS shoes and I have a moderately highly instep. What size would I get in the Barksdale?
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Fuzzy textures with shanklins on maiden voyage
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Quick question for you EG experts. Is it the 202 or the 606 last that can accommodate a wide foot in E width? Or both? Wide meaning I fit in Carmina Rain last pretty well except the heel (big for everyone apparently).
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Quick question for you EG experts. Is it the 202 or the 606 last that can accommodate a wide foot in E width? Or both? Wide meaning I fit in Carmina Rain last pretty well except the heel (big for everyone apparently).
606 last is spacious in toe box area on my Dover & I take same size as my carmina rain. Don't have 202 last & I take E width for all my EG. Hope this helps biggrin.gif
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Quick question for you EG experts. Is it the 202 or the 606 last that can accommodate a wide foot in E width? Or both? Wide meaning I fit in Carmina Rain last pretty well except the heel (big for everyone apparently).

As far as i am concerned the 202 last is the best last ever made for a foot that is on the wide side and also has a higher than avg instep. Eg i can buy on E width for that reason. Need to F for G&G and StCs (G). Again this bc of a combination of forefoot width and instep, not sure exactly of how it is for pure width (flat foot type issues) but i suspect it is just as accomodating. No experience with 606, but from previous posts they are both accomodating and fit very similar
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