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post #2431 of 4976
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

The Oscar-last jumper boot and the 82-last Galway are probably my two fave derby boots, period - notwithstanding the difference in price.  The CXL pair is on Oscar, as with the pair below.  Not quite as sleek as the Galway, but if you forego the storm welt (and Frankenstitch seams) the result is even more streamlined.

I can recommend them wholeheartedly.

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And yes, I have rather a ridiculous amount of boots. shog%5B1%5D.gif

Given the climate in most of Canada boots are almost a necessity. Did you order the Carmina directly from their website? What can I expect in terms of duties that have to be paid?
post #2432 of 4976
Individual I think but based around the ones he has on hand
post #2433 of 4976
Both of these boots were purchased from Skoak. I have also had a number of good transactions with Gentlemens Footwear. Duties are hit and miss, though more hit than miss these days. Worst case scenario is 18% duty plus 13% HST. Which is pretty painful. Given the state of our dollar and the potential duty hit, seeing if LF might be willing to offer some small accommodation on the Galways might not be a bad idea. Ordering a pair of Vass boots locally through jokb is also definitely worth considering. Also note that Robert Jones carries the dark brown version of those Utah Galways if that appeals to you.
post #2434 of 4976

With Alden boots creeping on $1000 CAD, and Carmina $800 (both landed) the boot game is getting expensive and quickly....   

 

 

I remember when Carmina high boots were $440 On Skoak not long ago... :( 

 

 

 

BTW - Black Scotch grain Carmina Jumpers on Skoak for $438  7.5 and 9.. 

post #2435 of 4976

^^ Those Carmina Jumpers are mighty tempting...

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Does anyone here use Canada Post's Flex Delivery?  I used it a few times.  It's convenient, but I'm not sure if the odds of getting hit with duties are higher.

post #2437 of 4976

If either is your size, I would not hesitate.  That is a VERY solid deal.

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I'm a huge sucker for a solid deal, RogerP.  It's netted me 4 pairs of boots in the last month!

post #2439 of 4976
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Originally Posted by Allen Dreadmon View Post
 

I'm a huge sucker for a solid deal, RogerP.  It's netted me 4 pairs of boots in the last month!

 

Lol - I hear you!

post #2440 of 4976

Regretting not getting those Massdrop Vass Therasainers.  $495 delivered (USD) to a US address.  Sheet!

post #2441 of 4976

Gravitypope extra 40% off sale items. I know they're not on the same pedestal as Lobb or EG but they have a good selection of Chruch's and Grenson.

post #2442 of 4976
I stopped by Brooks Brothers at RBC and got a list of the sizes left for the Black Fleece shoes by C&J. The lasts are on the very rounded side but the quality for price can't be beat. You are looking at just under $250 plus tax for any of them in the picture.



Sizes are US instead of UK:

Burgundy: 11 & 12

Black scotch grain: 9 & 11 & 12

Black calf 9.5 & 10 & 10.5 & 11

Boots 12

Suede 8.5 & 9 & 11
post #2443 of 4976
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Originally Posted by Gingham Check10 View Post
 

 

Having been lurking on this forum for about a month, posters here really like the shantungs, so I thought I'd give it a try.  Somebody mentioned they saw grenadine ties, but I don't recall seeing any of those on the sale tables.

 

BF size BB3 is a 15.5 neck, but the sleeves would be too short for you.   

 

Not correct, actually. I purchased a BB2 and the neck, after measuring, is clearly at least 0.5" bigger than my 15.5"x35" Milano fit OCBDs. Also the sleeves on the BF are longer. Granted, I have not washed this shirt more than once yet, so it will probably shrink a tad. I think I may be able to even pull off a BB1, and I kind of wish I had tried one on to compare. Regardless, I will attempt a bit of controlled shrinking of this shirt with quick round in the dryer.

 

The Black Fleece shirt size chart confirms that a BB2 is meant to be a size 15.5" neck, but says 34" sleeves. My SA says that certain measurements may have been tweaked from season to season. http://www.brooksbrothers.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-brooksbrothers-Site/default/Page-Include?cid=bf-mens-shirts-size-chart

 

Amazing details on these BF OCBDs, BTW. Split yoke, MOP buttons, size gussets, and the front panels don't hang straight down from the placket, but instead are cut with additional material towards the opposite edge of the shirt. You'll see what I mean if you look at the photos of any of these shirts on the BB site. 

post #2444 of 4976
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Originally Posted by ADub View Post

I stopped by Brooks Brothers at RBC and got a list of the sizes left for the Black Fleece shoes by C&J. The lasts are on the very rounded side but the quality for price can't be beat. You are looking at just under $250 plus tax for any of them in the picture.



Sizes are US instead of UK:

Burgundy: 11 & 12

Black scotch grain: 9 & 11 & 12

Black calf 9.5 & 10 & 10.5 & 11

Boots 12

Suede 8.5 & 9 & 11

 

Hm...do I need a black calf wingtip? The burgundy would be nice. I do find the welts a bit wide though.

post #2445 of 4976
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Originally Posted by Allen Dreadmon View Post
 

Does anyone here use Canada Post's Flex Delivery?  I used it a few times.  It's convenient, but I'm not sure if the odds of getting hit with duties are higher.


Canada Post has upped their advertising for their Flex Delivery services since Christmas, but there's no indication that this service would spare you from whatever duties & taxes that are owed.

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