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Congrats!  What color Utah is that?

 

I'm interested in how they fit for you.  I love the aesthetics of my chestnut Utahs but I was really concerned after the first two wears because I just didn't feel they fit my feet well.  After the third wear, I am feeling more comfortable that they are going to work.  Not sure if they actually needed break-in or I'm just getting more used to the different fit.

 

It's interesting because I'm finding that English boots don't seem to have much of a heel counter from what I'm used to.  I'm using these Galways and a few C&J boots for this reference.  And I'm comparing the English boots to say, Vibergs, Aldens or even Carminas.  I definitely get more heel slip in my English boots.  But some heel slip is okay for me in boots.

 

Hope you're enjoying them when you get to wear them!

Thanks - they are brown Utah.  Haven't had a moment to try them but I will let you know. 

post #15257 of 23746
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The import taxes and duties incoming to the U.S. are very high, FedEx so far is the more cost effective way to import and depending on wether you are importing containers to New York or California the price difference can be considerably higher. No way around import fees based on declared value. Enzo Bonafe' has never set a MSRP and leaves that up to its retailers, other makers are concerned because of the retailers in the US loosing sales abroad.

LOL at your very high US duties and taxes. Try 18% duties on shoes and an additional 13% tax and let me know what you think. smile.gif
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LOL at your very high US duties and taxes. Try 18% duties on shoes and an additional 13% tax and let me know what you think. smile.gif

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Originally Posted by SoleGarb View Post

The import taxes and duties incoming to the U.S. are very high, FedEx so far is the more cost effective way to import and depending on wether you are importing containers to New York or California the price difference can be considerably higher. No way around import fees based on declared value. Enzo Bonafe' has never set a MSRP and leaves that up to its retailers, other makers are concerned because of the retailers in the US loosing sales abroad.

Haha yeah 8.5% fedex and fee is almost the same as sales tax for LA. I think my St. C order sales tax was over $200 lol8[1].gif
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Yup being Canadian is painful, not only does our dollar suck but we have very few retail options to try shoes on and order from and we get nailed on duty and tax.
post #15260 of 23746
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Yup being Canadian is painful, not only does our dollar suck but we have very few retail options to try shoes on and order from and we get nailed on duty and tax.
That is very true
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Originally Posted by SoleGarb View Post

The import taxes and duties incoming to the U.S. are very high, FedEx so far is the more cost effective way to import and depending on wether you are importing containers to New York or California the price difference can be considerably higher. No way around import fees based on declared value. Enzo Bonafe' has never set a MSRP and leaves that up to its retailers, other makers are concerned because of the retailers in the US loosing sales abroad.

The import tax and duties from the EU to US for men's shoes is 8.5% plus maybe another percent handling fee from FedEx, to be honest, I think this is very low.

It is correct that Bonafè does not provide a recommended retail price list and probably never will. Saint Crispin's did not either until very, very recently. With StC the problem is more the opposite where you see over priced StC in parts of the world. Carmina still does not have a formal RRP although they expect you to not sell below their online prices. But that's about to change. There will be major changes before the end of the year.
post #15262 of 23746
One reason why I wanted to get some GMTOs in via Carmina sooner than later.
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I know I am late to this, but if others are still interested in a rain lasted tomir sole formal dress shoe in burgundy, I would be in as well.
I would also be fine with vegano burdeaux (see here: http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-oxford-shoes/lace-up-burgundy-80251) or museum burgundy for color.

For design I would be fine with anything as minimal as this (http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-oxford-shoes/toe-cap-punched-80201) up to a quarter-brogue but no more than that.

@Pbayvip @canadianhockey3 @BingoLiddle @ThunderMarch was there a 6th person interested and did anyone make a thread?

Hope we can make this happen--thanks!

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I know I am late to this, but if others are still interested in a rain lasted tomir sole formal dress shoe in burgundy, I would be in as well.
I would also be fine with vegano burdeaux (see here: http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-oxford-shoes/lace-up-burgundy-80251) or museum burgundy for color.

For design I would be fine with anything as minimal as this (http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-oxford-shoes/toe-cap-punched-80201) up to a quarter-brogue but no more than that.

@Pbayvip @canadianhockey3 @BingoLiddle @ThunderMarch was there a 6th person interested and did anyone make a thread?

Hope we can make this happen--thanks!


I would be interested in a burgundy with a tomir sole if it's either a normal cap toe or quarter brogue.

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LOL at your very high US duties and taxes. Try 18% duties on shoes and an additional 13% tax and let me know what you think. smile.gif


That is insanely high and to be charged both. Sorry

post #15266 of 23746
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That is insanely high and to be charged both. Sorry
Yea that's Canadian tax for you
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Hey @gdknight64 going to make the thread now, I had proposed the idea last week but have been so busy with work. I will add everyone to it 

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Is Ttown the new sacafotos?
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How so? (Don't remember what sacafotos did)
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King of MTO's
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