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post #3661 of 4976
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Originally Posted by CloudLi View Post
 

I know, I know. That's what I am trying to say.

 

I'm coming from the thought that you can avoid duties with NAFTA, but you're still going to get nailed with a very large amount of taxes. I got hit with close to $90 on one pair.

 

This is a completely personal opinion, but I wouldn't want several pairs from the same company. Anytime I've sought out to satisfy my OCD by buying a bunch of T-Shirts (or what have you) from one place I've regretted the lack of variety. Just something to consider.

post #3662 of 4976

For duty+tax, I'd budget for 30% of the "CAD purchase price"...

post #3663 of 4976
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Originally Posted by 7_rocket View Post

Meermin won't ship regular courier vs Fed ex?

 

They do. I emailed them after placing my last order (10/4/2016) and received the response below.

 

"Yes, we can ship using National Spanish Post (CORREOS) if you like. This service is much slower (Up to 30 days from our experience) & unsafe compared to UPS; FeEx or DHL, but if you prefer we can ship it via National Post."

 

It did take a about three weeks for me to receive the shoes, but didn't have to pay anything extra.

post #3664 of 4976

I think it would be worth your while to not buy 4 pair of AE, and go to Leatherfoot, get a fitting and buy 2 pair of C&J, Alden or Carmina.  You will be spending a bit more, if you shop their end of season sales, the prices are great.

   

Technically there is nothing wrong with AE, but trading up in footwear (to a certain level) can be your best wardrobe move as they last a long time and see a lot of use.  

post #3665 of 4976

^^^^ This.

post #3666 of 4976
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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post

I think it would be worth your while to not buy 4 pair of AE, and go to Leatherfoot, get a fitting and buy 2 pair of C&J, Alden or Carmina.  You will be spending a bit more, if you shop their end of season sales, the prices are great.
   
Technically there is nothing wrong with AE, but trading up in footwear (to a certain level) can be your best wardrobe move as they last a long time and see a lot of use.  

200%. Or one pair of EG or GG without lasted shoe trees. smile.gif
post #3667 of 4976
with the amount of shoe talk and screaming of bloody murder about the cost of the same, one would think ya'll walk around barefoot.......

...........except RogerP (his collection is amazing!)
post #3668 of 4976
I was able to get a pair of carmina loafers landed for $530 at my door, after being on a 15% sale.

Not bad in the current world, but terrible compared to 3 years ago! I should've just strolled in to Leatherfoot back then.
post #3669 of 4976
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Originally Posted by CanadaCal View Post

I think it would be worth your while to not buy 4 pair of AE, and go to Leatherfoot, get a fitting and buy 2 pair of C&J, Alden or Carmina.  You will be spending a bit more, if you shop their end of season sales, the prices are great.
   
Technically there is nothing wrong with AE, but trading up in footwear (to a certain level) can be your best wardrobe move as they last a long time and see a lot of use.  
I'm currently wear derbies and slip on.... I only have one oxfords while I need enough oxfords to give them a week break..... So I actually need 4 pairs
post #3670 of 4976
The reason you feel that quality shoes need as much as a week between wearing is.... ??

And this small truckload of AEs that you wish to import - do you have your sizing dialed in?

Do as you please, of course, but you'd be far better served getting two pairs of Carmina / C&J locally, IMO.
post #3671 of 4976
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

The reason you feel that quality shoes need as much as a week between wearing is.... ??

And this small truckload of AEs that you wish to import - do you have your sizing dialed in?

Do as you please, of course, but you'd be far better served getting two pairs of Carmina / C&J locally, IMO.

You mean one day break is enough for better quality shoes? I thought all the shoes need a week break to recover from each wearing.

post #3672 of 4976
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

The reason you feel that quality shoes need as much as a week between wearing is.... ??

And this small truckload of AEs that you wish to import - do you have your sizing dialed in?

Do as you please, of course, but you'd be far better served getting two pairs of Carmina / C&J locally, IMO.

Listen to what Roger said here.

Back when I first joined SF I ordered countless AE shoes at once to complete some sort of wardrobe rotation as you're trying to do.

Turns out the sizing for a lot of them was wrong. This was after going into Harry Rosen to try on some sizes. Though you don't get great service if you tell them you won't be buying and as a result can't really get a great fitting dialed in.
post #3673 of 4976
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Originally Posted by CloudLi View Post
 

You mean one day break is enough for better quality shoes? I thought all the shoes need a week break to recover from each wearing.

 

No, not as much as a week.  48 hrs is entirely adequate.  If you add two pairs of Oxfords to your existing pair, even if you wear Oxfords 5 days a week, each pair can rest for two days.  And if you go the Leatherfoot route, you will have two better quality, more stylish pairs that you know will fit before you walk out the door.  Also don't be afraid to ask if there is a multiple pair discount - worst they can say is no.

 

Like others have said, there's nothing wrong with AE, and if one pair of AE is what the budget permits for a given buyer then it's folly to suggest shoes as much as twice as costly.  But for someone whose budget extends to a single purchase of 4 pairs of AE, there definitely are better options available.

post #3674 of 4976
@CloudLi, I completely agree with @RogerP and others. You're much better off with two higher end pairs and that will give your shoes plenty of rest.

You have some good local options too with Leatherfoot, Lost and Found as well as lots in the US - Shoemart seconds via a proxy might be a good option for Alden too.
post #3675 of 4976
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post

@CloudLi, I completely agree with @RogerP and others. You're much better off with two higher end pairs and that will give your shoes plenty of rest.

You have some good local options too with Leatherfoot, Lost and Found as well as lots in the US - Shoemart seconds via a proxy might be a good option for Alden too.

In my mind a pair of shoes should not cost more than 1/2 of a suit (I made up this criteria). My Samuelsohn was purchased when it was on sale, sub $500. That is why I said $250 each at the first place.


Edited by CloudLi - 8/23/16 at 7:33pm
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