How do you like the fabric of the pants?
Instagram this and I'm sure Sockslick will be all over you.
I contacted Theresa about this a few weeks ago. You can have it waived if you prefer but then you're accepting any duties or brokerage fees that hit you. I bargain that it's definitely worth it for some cheaper items to have the free shipping but on a large or expensive order it may be preferable to go for the $25.
There were constant issues with customs in Canada, Switzerland and Norway and we would often receive inflated bills, exceeding the value paid by the customer for the order. Hence the change.
We are trying to work with another company, that is very active in Canada, to get this streamlined and better manged. this should enable us to go back to the previous model of all duties paid shipping.
For Europe, we are working on a better solution too.
If these get signed the way it is being negotiated, we should be sharing some good news. Keeping fingers crossed.
I have placed an order for a pair of pants in apple fresco cotton on the 5th of july. No shipping notification yet, but I will post pics and comments as soon as I get them.
A good alternate to the Minnis Fresco would be the "Dugdale Fine Worsted" line. They're also in the 8-9oz range and made with a slightly open weave.
Though I can't speak to the Frescos, I've found the Dugdales to be pretty good for the hot and humid DC summer and they're about $50 less than the Frescos.