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Get in line, Australia's next!

 

 

 

 

Go Europe! 

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Curry's spicy ass shoes
Ah ok
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You guys have really started to nail your style and aesthetic. Really impressive stuff this fall. I wish you would open up a european site.
I wish the EU/US trade relations weren't dramatically tilted in favor of EU exporters (VAT deduction, duties franchise in the US vs duties + extra VAT when bringing into the EU) so this would be more of a playing field for international orders.

I'm not sure I really understand why the US agree to such punitive conditions for US exporters - but I guess this is some sort of tit for tat thing in the grand scheme of global relations.
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I had 15ml of an artisinal perfume sent from the US to Germany, cost about $50. They added customs, VAT AND handling cost, plus it had to be picked up at the customs office in person together with the invoice as proof. Final landing cost north of $100, logistic efforts not included yet. What a ridiculous idiotic nightmare!

So glad not to live in the EU from that perspective.

PS: Quick note to NMWA gents @conceptual 4est, small hiccup on my part using the wrong shipping address. Sent email already for any open stuff like the NR SB coat.
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I wish the EU/US trade relations weren't dramatically tilted in favor of EU exporters (VAT deduction, duties franchise in the US vs duties + extra VAT when bringing into the EU) so this would be more of a playing field for international orders.
 

I am not so sure that is really the case. You are competing with EU prices which always include VAT + local overheads, which are also not cheap. Thats why we are paying 759 Euro for a 649 Dollar iphone. 

 

Of course, Italian stuff is relatively cheap locally, but once you are going through one of the larger chains (online or not), there is a considerable markup as well.

 

So I definitely see a chance to enter the European market, but you would need to somehow automate the paperwork, or preferably have a European distribution center, at least avoiding re-import of the Italian stuff.

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It is absolutely the case but this is not the place to demonstrate it. EU stores selling to the US customer have a disproportionate (actually an unfair) advantage over even US stores selling the same product to US customers. The VAT deduction from a MSRP that is harmonized around the world + dramatically imbalanced treatment of duties for individual purchases from abroad = EU customers are being hammered for buying overseas while US customers are financially incentivized to do so.

We are always happy to ship overseas but it's always going to be a difficult proposition in this trade situation.
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EU stores selling to the US customer have a disproportionate (actually an unfair) advantage over even US stores selling the same product to US customers.

I agree.

 

For me, the hassle with customs & VAT and returns is the primary reason to rarely buy overseas. Question is whether you could come up with an all-duties-paid-and-quick-returns model. I'd buy more. But such a model might actually be too expensive unless you reach a high volume.

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Greg -- wasn't clear, are you ok staying 52 in the donegal, or would you go up to 54 with the slimmer cut?   

 

I'm OK with 52 with just a sweater on like that, but I would need to size up to 54 (my normal Eidos suit size) if I wanted more room, let's say for a jacket underneath.  

 

It's just a little closer fitting than previous incarnations, but certainly not a full size smaller.  

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some new, some old (IM cardigan, Port Flannel shirt, and Blue Blue Japan pants)

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I agree.

For me, the hassle with customs & VAT and returns is the primary reason to rarely buy overseas. Question is whether you could come up with an all-duties-paid-and-quick-returns model. I'd buy more. But such a model might actually be too expensive unless you reach a high volume.

this is the reason i don't ship to the EU from US - more than the cost, it's the totally unpredictable experience. In on instance all went well - package delivered and duty paid to the postman upon delivery based on declared value, but other times i've found myself on expeditions to customs centres in the suburbs manned by kafkaesque bureaucrats that would put american motor vehicles department employees to shame.

i am lucky in that i still have access to a US address and credit card, but these days am only there about once a year. i ordered a couple things (including from NMWA) that I won't see till end December, which is the downside, but at least no hassle.

if NMWA had an EU distribution..
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Just received this boss ts(s) heathered sweatshirt. It's as soft as a cloud. What a fun piece! (Got the SS Home scarf too for good measure).

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Want to look (almost) as cool as this cat?

We've got you covered now 

FYI got my fox bros newsboy cap and wanted to share some hopefully useful info

i got size 60 which the tag also labels as 7 3/8s which is my New Era baseball cap size

size 59 is 7 1/4
size 58 is 7 1/8

i assume size 57 is 7 even
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Originally Posted by randomkoreandude View Post

FYI got my fox bros newsboy cap and wanted to share some hopefully useful info

i got size 60 which the tag also labels as 7 3/8s which is my New Era baseball cap size

size 59 is 7 1/4
size 58 is 7 1/8

i assume size 57 is 7 even

That's good to know. I have one on my wish list and I was going to go with 59 based on other hats, but I was assuming that equated to 7 3/8.

Which color did you get?
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forest herringbone ... really great color and mix between green/grey
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Show fit pic please of hat
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