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Originally Posted by mebiuspower View Post

Hey GTA suit experts, please comment on the fit of this BB MTM GF 3-piece suit.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/520524/crappy-fit-from-bb-mtm-gf-suit

Oh wow. Are you sure that's even your suit? There are too many major issues. The in house tailor will only be able to correct so much. The back is a mess. The shoulder slope and sleeve pitch is off drastically. The button position is way high. At $2k you really should ask for a full on remake or refund on that.
post #3047 of 4449
Funny, I had the same thought: "Are you sure this is your suit?"

It is remarkably bad. Sorry, man.
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I wonder when we Canadians can enjoy shoes for the right price. Just got notified by DHL of duty of $89 for a pair of Meermin that costs $270 all inclusive. :brick:

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Originally Posted by burgerkong View Post

Heads up everyone, I've found out LodinG does flush toe caps/caps (he calls them steel toes) for $45. Obviously it's contracted out, but the old guy doing the patina says it passes his quality check and he's very particular about toe taps.

Not to mention, an actual confirmation that  LodinG is indeed a Carlos Santos private label, and that CS also manufactures some lines for Church's. He's a wealth of knowledge, but in my haste I forgot to ask for his name. Look out for a trim bearded guy next time anyone's there haha.

Great find! Thanks, I work very close to the PATH Loding...
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I wonder when we Canadians can enjoy shoes for the right price. Just got notified by DHL of duty of $89 for a pair of Meermin that costs $270 all inclusive. baldy%5B1%5D.gif

33% sounds about right. Exactly why I never ship directly to Canada.
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33% sounds about right. Exactly why I never ship directly to Canada.

I was expecting 18%. Usually, I'd request them to be shipped via local post office unless it's not possible. I've never been charged for duty with shoes shipped via Royal Post from UK. The only time Canada Post poked me for duty is for a $10 watch toolbar kit. :paranoia:

 

I'm now more convinced to go the LodinG route. Below split-toes are pretty great, love the details.

 

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Originally Posted by nqtri View Post

I wonder when we Canadians can enjoy shoes for the right price. Just got notified by DHL of duty of $89 for a pair of Meermin that costs $270 all inclusive. baldy%5B1%5D.gif

Is that the final amount owed by you to DHL? It seems about right for 18% duty plus 7% PST and 5% GST (B.C.) which is actually $86.83. Usually DHL tacks on a processing fee (minimum $10.00 which is also subject to taxes). I doubt they waived it in your case so that might not be the final amount or you were taxed less than you should have been.smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post


Is that the final amount owed by you to DHL? It seems about right for 18% duty plus 7% PST and 5% GST (B.C.) which is actually $86.83. Usually DHL tacks on a processing fee (minimum $10.00 which is also subject to taxes). I doubt they waived it in your case so that might not be the final amount or you were taxed less than you should have been.smile.gif

I think so. It's the amount I paid online after I was noticed. I think the brokerage fee is quite a portion in that because 270 includes a shipping fee of approx. $40.

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Originally Posted by nqtri View Post
 

I was expecting 18%. Usually, I'd request them to be shipped via local post office unless it's not possible. I've never been charged for duty with shoes shipped via Royal Post from UK. The only time Canada Post poked me for duty is for a $10 watch toolbar kit. :paranoia:

 

I'm now more convinced to go the LodinG route. Below split-toes are pretty great, love the details.

 

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by nqtri View Post
 

I think so. It's the amount I paid online after I was noticed. I think the brokerage fee is quite a portion in that because 270 includes a shipping fee of approx. $40.

It is insane sometimes how much duty is added on, so I try and shop locally or from a vendor who can clear customs and everything for you. I know Hanger Project now offers that, but he's got the Cleverly shoes which are significantly higher to that of Meermin. 

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Originally Posted by nqtri View Post

I think so. It's the amount I paid online after I was noticed. I think the brokerage fee is quite a portion in that because 270 includes a shipping fee of approx. $40.

Years ago on two separate occasions I had a pair of G&G and Edward Green shipped to me from the UK via DHL and they only charged me about $10.00 each time for brokerage/processing fees which I think is reasonable and is what Canada Post charges. When you receive your package you'll see how the amount was calculated. I would be surprised if they gouged you on this fee.
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Quick interest check for Charles Tyrwhitt shirts. I have six that don't fit well anymore. They are all unaltered, purchased two years ago, gently used.  Measurements here at Shirt Detective. 

 

All are 16.5, french cuffs, either 32 or 33 sleeve, either slim fit or extra slim fit. I think one is non-iron, maybe two. There's a red and white micro-check, pastel yellow herringbone, pink puppytooth, solid cornflower blue, blue and orange plaid, solid lavender. 

I'm thinking $10 each, $50 for the set plus shipping I'm going to donate them otherwise. 

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Originally Posted by Chambertin View Post
 

Quick interest check for Charles Tyrwhitt shirts. I have six that don't fit well anymore. They are all unaltered, purchased two years ago, gently used.  Measurements here at Shirt Detective. 

 

All are 16.5, french cuffs, either 32 or 33 sleeve, either slim fit or extra slim fit. I think one is non-iron, maybe two. There's a red and white micro-check, pastel yellow herringbone, pink puppytooth, solid cornflower blue, blue and orange plaid, solid lavender. 

I'm thinking $10 each, $50 for the set plus shipping I'm going to donate them otherwise. 

I wish they are 15. May I ask how you bought Charles Tyrwhitt shirts in Toronto? I've been wanting to buy from them and TM Lewin but int'l shipping charges are pretty huge. 

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Update: Received the Meermin boots I bought from goodyearshoes on eBay. Duty, fees seem to be reasonable after I saw the break down. Forgot to factor in GST and PST. DHL now charges $15 for brokerage fee which is way better than UPS to be honest. But, these are some really stiff leather right here. But from how they fit me, I'm gonna enjoy them so much once broken in. Here're the devils :slayer:

 

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Originally Posted by nqtri View Post

Update: Received the Meermin boots I bought from goodyearshoes on eBay. Duty, fees seem to be reasonable after I saw the break down. Forgot to factor in GST and PST. DHL now charges $15 for brokerage fee which is way better than UPS to be honest. But, these are some really stiff leather right here. But from how they fit me, I'm gonna enjoy them so much once broken in. Here're the devils icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif




Gorgeous boots! I know meermin used to have a shop on Bigcartel as well but it's always been empty lately. Just checked the eBay store as well and same thing, no stock of anything.
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