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post #1906 of 4634
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Originally Posted by stanchri View Post
 


I just spoke with the Bloor St store. You can order over the phone and pickup in store. As long as they have what you want of course.

 

Called as well, pricepoint for most AE's are $510-40% = $306 with 13% tax comes to $345.78. Decent deal?

post #1907 of 4634
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Originally Posted by burgerkong View Post

Called as well, pricepoint for most AE's are $510-40% = $306 with 13% tax comes to $345.78. Decent deal?

I'd say it's a decent deal, given how cruddy our dollar has been.
post #1908 of 4634

Yeah, for first quality shoes with a return policy. With Carminas and Loakes priced around $200 higher, don't think you can do better.

post #1909 of 4634
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Originally Posted by ertu View Post
 

are there any stores in Toronto, Canada where I can try on the Maison Martin Margiela 5 zip leather jacket?

what is the difference between the lamb and the calf version, which one is better?

 

bump for this question

post #1910 of 4634
I know that Nicolas in Yorkville has some MMM items but have never seen a 5 zip there.
post #1911 of 4634
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Originally Posted by stanchri View Post

It seems that the RBC location is closed Sundays anyways (at least that's what it says online), leaving only the Bloor St location.

Wish I had seen this thread earlier. The RBC location is open on Sundays throughout December.
post #1912 of 4634
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Originally Posted by larchamb View Post

Hi, first post here, I am from Toronto's west end.  Tried creating my own thread, not sure if that goes against the forum rules as my post is yet to show, so posting here now.  I have read through a few threads so I have some idea of the available options, but I am also still in school as a mature student working towards my CPA - so my budget isn't quite up to where what's discussed is what I can opt for right now.
My current habits are to pick up an item or two on sale after Christmas and then grab something new for the summer, but in recent years (I am now 31) I find I am looking for a more refined look and appreciating quality more.  I have maybe 3 suits from tiptops (CK and Talia) and a couple dress shirts which I have had adjusted to fit me as best as possible, and one canali suit which was for a wedding which I got from Harry Rosen's.  I have a couple jeans, slacks, dress shirts, and Robert graham items I highly enjoy from harrys as well.  I know harry's has considerable markup, but the service I was provided with while shopping there made up for it to me, and I am routinely complimented when wearing the items i have selected from them.  Also my fashion sense is probably that of a 6 year old dressing himself for school, so I am generally overwhelmed unless something jumps at me.

Anyway, I am looking to get one or two new suits in the near future, and would like a little help picking something that oozes classic and sharp, without breaking the bank.  The high end of my budget is about $800 for a two piece, and I would be willing to drop 200 each for a couple of nice dress shirts (only a couple tho lol).  I also like items that are not restricting when it comes to matching them with something, as my wardrobe is not gigantic at the moment.  I am really just looking to step it up a little from the look I can get a tiptops, without buying something that looks good but is poor quality.

In looking through the bay I have seen ted baker, tiger of Sweden, reiss, and a couple other lines that I would be willing to maybe gamble on if I could know I am getting value for what I am spending, but I am hesitant buying anything from the bay as I know its just a department store line and the price generally doesn't merit the service I get there and I am just gambling on quality.  If I did go with one of the previously mentioned I would probably try and pick something up from their own stores rather than bay lines.  I like to get whatever I buy adjusted, and being 5'8 and almost athletic, most of the stuff I buy NEEDS to be adjusted.

So, throw some suggestions for a guy like me, what should I check out, and also tell me what to stay away from please.  I live west end but go to school downtown.

As for shoes, I really wanted some allen Edmonds, but I have a high instep and this causes a bowing at the top of the shoes which really looks bad, like a gap from wearing slippers.  I have tried wider shoes, but I am doomed to wearing derbies pretty much.  I have a pair of galizio toressi's which I absolutely adore, but cant get anything else from their line that I want because id have to ship it from outside Canada (+$$$), or I would have no hesitation buying them.  So really I am looking for a nice chestnut brown derby cap-toe.  its really hit or miss with the bowing, even on derbies sometimes.  I have also checked out the loding store at sherway and found the fit feels slightly awkward, the shoes look pretty good, but fit seems a bit off (mostly in the heel).

Thanks for reading this essay, I look forward to seeing your replies!

I see no one has responded to this yet. There is a lot of text there and you're asking a few different questions, so perhaps nobody here felt able to answer all of them at once.

As most newcomers to the forum are told, your best friend is the search function and lots of reading. Doing that background work will lead you to some promising stores and brands, and away from others.

On the subject of suits and shirts in your range, I would recommend you have a look at Spier & Mackay. I've only purchased online from them but they have a physical store somewhere near the airport (Pearson). The quality, construction, and materials they use would normally justify much higher prices than they ask. The company is also an SF affiliate so you can learn a lot on their thread.

You've come to the right place to ask these questions, but you may need to be persistent (and thick skinned)!
post #1913 of 4634
Gents, I need to buy 3-5K US for my Vegas trip. Any preferred currency exchange places recommendations or I'm just wasting my time?

thanks!
post #1914 of 4634
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Gents, I need to buy 3-5K US for my Vegas trip. Any preferred currency exchange places recommendations or I'm just wasting my time?

thanks!

Definitely not a good time bud. The loonie just took another nose dive today.

Kantor currency exchange has always been very competitive in my book. They are located right by my house at Bloor & Runnymede in Bloor West Village.

Give them a call tomorrow and they might be able to knock off something if you are buying north of 5k.
post #1915 of 4634
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Gents, I need to buy 3-5K US for my Vegas trip. Any preferred currency exchange places recommendations or I'm just wasting my time?

thanks!

 

Believe it or not, your bank. You're buying a significant amount, they may give you preferred rates.

post #1916 of 4634
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Gents, I need to buy 3-5K US for my Vegas trip. Any preferred currency exchange places recommendations or I'm just wasting my time?

thanks!

Shouldn't this go to Toronto B&S? Joking ;-)
post #1917 of 4634

Try Zenbanx for exchanges they're desperately drumming up business and there are some great deals on FOREX.

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CDN dollar woes frown.gif
post #1919 of 4634
Thanks for all the suggestions guys!

Just spoke to my hot branch manager TD girl smile.gif

Preferred client rate is 1.3710. Damn.
post #1920 of 4634
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post

Thanks for all the suggestions guys!

Just spoke to my hot branch manager TD girl smile.gif

Preferred client rate is 1.3710. Damn.

 

 

Bendix usually has good rates. I thought they were on Adelaide at Bay but looks like it is slightly further North

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