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post #241 of 474
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

G&G experts: What is the difference between the St. James and the St. James II? How versatile is vintage cherry? I fear that these shoes will look beautiful . . . sitting at the back of my closet.

I think the only difference is that the II has a little pointed edge on the heel cap design whereas the StJ is rounded.
post #242 of 474
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Originally Posted by jas0nt View Post

Lovely looking shoes but way too red. Therefore not very versatile IMO.

You can always darken shoes. Polish with black or burgundy polish.
post #243 of 474
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser View Post

G&G experts: What is the difference between the St. James and the St. James II? How versatile is vintage cherry? I fear that these shoes will look beautiful . . . sitting at the back of my closet.

I think the only difference is that the II has a little pointed edge on the heel cap design whereas the StJ is rounded.

Yes, the peak heel counter is the only difference.
post #244 of 474
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Originally Posted by thinman View Post

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Originally Posted by jas0nt View Post

Lovely looking shoes but way too red. Therefore not very versatile IMO.

You can always darken shoes. Polish with black or burgundy polish.

I find vintage cherry a lot more versatile than chestnut or tan, and can be easily darkened.
post #245 of 474
Congrats on the EG purchase, Michael
post #246 of 474
The shipping is lightning fast for the UK. I ordered my EGs on Tuesday and they arrived at my office today. DHL was the carrier and I paid no duties. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #247 of 474
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Originally Posted by FlaneurNYC View Post

The shipping is lightning fast for the UK. I ordered my EGs on Tuesday and they arrived at my office today. DHL was the carrier and I paid no duties. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Congrats on the Shoes. I have been " stung" by DHL a couple of times - usually a week or two later...
post #248 of 474
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Originally Posted by earthdragon View Post

Congrats on the Shoes. I have been " stung" by DHL a couple of times - usually a week or two later...

Thanks.

Ah, I see about the custom fees. I thought they might hold the shoes hostage, so when they arrived DHL without a customs charge I was under the impression I'd lucked out.
post #249 of 474
No, the pain comes later.
post #250 of 474

Got my boots from the sale (Loake Kempton). The boots are gorgeous, shipping was fairly fast (5 days including weekend to Canada) and I am all in all very very pleased with my purchase.

 

Except for the magic DHL bill that is, which comes out to 32% of the purchase price (shipping included for some reason) + 10$ of fees from DHL. Welcome to Canada...

post #251 of 474
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Originally Posted by mmmtttt View Post

Got my boots from the sale (Loake Kempton). The boots are gorgeous, shipping was fairly fast (5 days including weekend to Canada) and I am all in all very very pleased with my purchase.

Except for the magic DHL bill that is, which comes out to 32% of the purchase price (shipping included for some reason) + 10$ of fees from DHL. Welcome to Canada...

Always ask for Royal Mail when buying stuff from the UK if you don't want to get hit by customs fees

You're guaranteed to get hit with Fedex and DHL. Royal Mail rarely checks, but those private companies ALWAYS do
post #252 of 474
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post


Always ask for Royal Mail when buying stuff from the UK if you don't want to get hit by customs fees

You're guaranteed to get hit with Fedex and DHL. Royal Mail rarely checks, but those private companies ALWAYS do

 

This is what I was able to gather after the fact. Live and learn I guess, luckily it wasn't on some actually expensive shoes.

post #253 of 474
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

Always ask for Royal Mail when buying stuff from the UK if you don't want to get hit by customs fees

You're guaranteed to get hit with Fedex and DHL. Royal Mail rarely checks, but those private companies ALWAYS do

Some retailers (Loro Piana UK) will only work with specific companies (Fedex, UPS etc).
I got PHUKED a couple of years ago on a pair of Fur Lined Boots, to the tune of hundreds = never again...
post #254 of 474
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You're guaranteed to get hit with Fedex and DHL. Royal Mail rarely checks, but those private companies ALWAYS do

+1. I hate these bastards. After the first time I was hit by Fedex and DHL, I get hit every time. I think they "tag" your account.
post #255 of 474
What is the customs charge for shipments to the U.S.?
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