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post #10966 of 15050

Where can I buy shoe trees that match the shape of SLP boots? I have regular ones but they don't fit well at all.

post #10967 of 15050
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Originally Posted by stefano2 View Post

Where can I buy shoe trees that match the shape of SLP boots? I have regular ones but they don't fit well at all.

I use woodlore boot trees.
They don't fit as perfect as an actual last, but they account for the instep.
post #10968 of 15050
My wife and I want leather jackets and we are going to Paris soon. Are the jackets cheaper in the USA or Paris? If Paris should I ship them home from the store or bring them back with me?
post #10969 of 15050
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Originally Posted by mooose View Post

My wife and I want leather jackets and we are going to Paris soon. Are the jackets cheaper in the USA or Paris? If Paris should I ship them home from the store or bring them back with me?

You can check FR prices by going to YSL.com and changing your location to France. They are significantly cheaper.

You should theoretically save 20% or so for VAT if you ship it, however you will most likely pay 20% in duties so it evens out. If you just bring it back you have a good chance of the customs officer not caring even if you declare (I always do). I've never had to pay any duties on stuff I've physically brought back even though I've always declared full value.
post #10970 of 15050
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Originally Posted by keykoo View Post


You can check FR prices by going to YSL.com and changing your location to France. They are significantly cheaper.

You should theoretically save 20% or so for VAT if you ship it, however you will most likely pay 20% in duties so it evens out. If you just bring it back you have a good chance of the customs officer not caring even if you declare (I always do). I've never had to pay any duties on stuff I've physically brought back even though I've always declared full value.

 

 

Do the prices on the website include VAT?

 

Can I get VAT back when I leave the country? Do I need to show my passport when I buy it to get the VAT refund when leaving the country?

 

I usually declare stuff when I go home as its not worth the consequences of not declaring it and getting caught.

post #10971 of 15050
It includes VAT, look up VAT refund on Google.
post #10972 of 15050
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Can I get VAT back when I leave the country?

You'll get a VAT refund. Just mention it to the boutique and they'll give you a form. Fill out the form and have it, the receipt, and the item on you at the airport (don't put it in your checked-in luggage or else you won't get the refund). Allocate time at the airport to wait on line at customs to hand in the form.

 

You'll get the refund through whatever info you give them (bank account or credit card) in a few weeks.

post #10973 of 15050
VAT refund is not the full 20% though~
post #10974 of 15050
If I'm not mistaken a third-party agency will give you 12% back. Sometimes they're offered in certain shops as an immediate in-store refund (not sure if SLP has this), or they'll have locations at the airport which will give you cash on the spot. If you go to the customs office yourself, fill out the form yourself, and submit it/mail it, you should be able to get the full 20% back.
 
And by the way, bring your passport to the store.
post #10975 of 15050
If anyone has a pair of cropped jodhpurs (black leather) in a 43.5 that they're looking to sell, I'd love to take 'em off your hands biggrin.gif


[not sure if this sort of post is kosher in this thread - but on the off chance that it isn't, just let me know and I'll delete. Thanks!]
post #10976 of 15050

Kieran I know what you mean re: second hand. I want some leather that's a little more subtle. i might hold off on the on dior, if its there now, I'm sure ill be able to grab one later. maybe the palladium collection will have something - doesn't look like it though.

 

@ohyehhh im surprised to hear that they don't have a 3 passants in for you. i wonder if the stampede to grab hedi's stuff has started? i know they're pretty much out of the bikers in non huge sizes.

 

it's likely though that there will be a bunch of new produced PC stuff hitting the stores in the coming months, so we'll be able to stock up.

post #10977 of 15050

Yeah I would say FW16 don't sleep on anything you are considering buying if it is shit return it. And if it is good you should buy it straight away unless you want to regret for the next 5 years.

post #10978 of 15050

To update - I went to Selfridges where they had both size 90 and 95.

 

In the end I got the 95 (yes, despite everything I've read) -  with the 95 it looks good with my 31 (not too tight, not too loose), and with my size 30 jeans I can put it onto the 2nd to last notch and its fitted nicely though would loosen up a bit over time I imagine based on what I've read. The SA at Sloane Street (where they only had 95) thought 95 was better, and the SA at Selfridges (where they had both 90 and 95) insisted 95 was the one I should get.

 

The below is the 95 I bought at the  tighest I'd wear it (with sz 30 jeans). I personally prefer the little extra overhang - I'll only ever wear the belt casually. If I was going to wear it with smart trousers I'd have gone with 90. Who knows.. maybe I should grab the 90 for the future as well but it's not exactly chump change :crazy::brick:

 

post #10979 of 15050
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Originally Posted by ohyehhh View Post

To update - I went to Selfridges where they had both size 90 and 95.

In the end I got the 95 (yes, despite everything I've read) -  with the 95 it looks good with my 31 (not too tight, not too loose), and with my size 30 jeans I can put it onto the 2nd to last notch and its fitted nicely though would loosen up a bit over time I imagine based on what I've read. The SA at Sloane Street (where they only had 95) thought 95 was better, and the SA at Selfridges (where they had both 90 and 95) insisted 95 was the one I should get.

The below is the 95 I bought at the  tighest I'd wear it (with sz 30 jeans). I personally prefer the little extra overhang - I'll only ever wear the belt casually. If I was going to wear it with smart trousers I'd have gone with 90. Who knows.. maybe I should grab the 90 for the future as well but it's not exactly chump change crazy.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Thanks for the feedback. I personally would go for size 90 (that's what I ordered). I'm size 31-32 in SLP denim and based on my research and now your notes I think I made the right choice.

Congrats either way, perfect piece.
post #10980 of 15050
Hey guys I'm looking to purchase my first pair of cropped Jodhpur boots and I'm not sure how to go about the sizing. I have a slightly wide foot and I'm a true 10.5 in all shoes/boots /etc. I have come across a great deal on a pair in 10 and I'm dying to buy them but I know I will regret it if they don't fit right. Anyone have any idea as to how they for? I heard from a couple places that they run a little big. What's the word?
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