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post #3706 of 4449
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post


No discounts ever at good ol' Bob Jones. smile.gif

I pass by RJ everyday. They had a side walk sale the last week of July, some Kiton ties for $90, but the pattern was too ugly so I did not buy anything. The side walk sale was only for attracting people to walk into their store and purchase regular priced stuff.

post #3707 of 4449
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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

I haggled with them once. Got the HST off or something. Santoni GY. They don't carry that anymore tho frown.gif

It never hurts to try to grind a discount.

In a way I respect that way of doing business. Dont know.
I remember once I asked for discount on a suit at RJ. Was PZ, winter suit at the start of summer, plus at least season old. He said he can give me like HST off, but in such a way that made me don't want it. Like I'm ripping him off or something smile.gif
post #3708 of 4449
Lol well if ya can't handle the thought of them crimping that profit margin then I guess don't ever ask!

Don't bother me none. Esp. on these preemo brands. x 1.13 can be quite a bit!
post #3709 of 4449

I agree. In my mind, 13% off is better than 0% off.

I can understand the guilt thing though: when I go into boutiques to try stuff on, I need to at least have the intent of buying something, so I don't feel as guilty of wasting the associate/owner's time. Especially so in places where the associates make full commission.

 

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Originally Posted by CloudLi View Post
 

LOL, my manager wears dress shirts and a dress pants, never a tie on his neck.

 

Yes, you are right. I usually wear 7.5 US. That's why I regret not getting that Carmina oxford for $300...... And I realized AEs are ugly. I do not like rounded toe, I prefer Italian style pointed toe (not too pointy), Dack's and Meermin looks so much better. I do not have a hard budget, it all depends on how good the deal is and my mood at that time. Not planning to spend that much on each pair of shoes, but definitely going to buy EG for $500 if possible :)

 

BTW, when is the best time for bargain hunting? Black Friday? Boxing day? Or January clearance?

 

While it sounded like a joke, I wasn't entirely joking. :bigstar: 

 

If you figure out your Carmina Simpson last size, I have a pair of Brand New burgundy adelaide oxfords in 6.5E that I'm going to be putting up on the B&S soon. I won't be selling them for $300, though. :p

 

I would advise against Meermin if only because you have to play the sizing lottery, and having done that recently for coats and jackets, it's something I'd rather not be doing too often, if at all. It's much better to get fitted at a store.

 

The best deals are usually during winter clearance, but be aware that the longer you wait, the higher your chances of having your size sold out. Most stores in North America tend to carry only 1 pair of each smaller size, and thus are more prone to selling at full price.

 

And Edward Green for $500 Brand New? That must be a nice dream. :nodding: 

post #3710 of 4449
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Originally Posted by Steel28 View Post


There are local dudes who got some great brands but I just don't feel like even start asking to give me discount. That's the feeling I get when I'm in RJ store.

What stores would you recommend a visit? I haven't found much apart from Brooks Brothers and Leatherfoot for footwear.

post #3711 of 4449
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Originally Posted by Valkres View Post

What stores would you recommend a visit? I haven't found much apart from Brooks Brothers and Leatherfoot for footwear.

Definitely Lost and Found on ossington
post #3712 of 4449
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Originally Posted by Valkres View Post

What stores would you recommend a visit? I haven't found much apart from Brooks Brothers and Leatherfoot for footwear.

V Hazelton? With their Kiton, Attolini etc? Joking, joking.... smile.gif
Funny place. I actually never walked in. There are always few dudes in front, sitting on the bench and smoking big cigars - so no customers inside I guess.
post #3713 of 4449
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Originally Posted by tricky View Post


Definitely Lost and Found on ossington

I've been in once before, from what I remember it was Alden and Vibergs for the most part. They didn't have too much for oxfords or balmorals.

post #3714 of 4449
Via Cavour - seams they now regularly have seasonal 70% discount. So $4K PZ Sartoriale jacket can be had for the price of Samuelsohn, if one finds something he likes.
post #3715 of 4449
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post


V Hazelton? With their Kiton, Attolini etc? Joking, joking.... smile.gif
Funny place. I actually never walked in. There are always few dudes in front, sitting on the bench and smoking big cigars - so no customers inside I guess.

I walk in every time I'm around, but the prices are insane. They carry a decent selection of Lobb inside, although I'm not in the market for anything in that price range. They had a sale when they expanded, but even then, prices were through the roof.

post #3716 of 4449
I reconed there last summer. There's a shoe "vault". Seriously. Everything was like $1800 or way more.

Bontoni. Other crazy super preemo makes. Pretty neat.
post #3717 of 4449
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Originally Posted by Valkres View Post

I walk in every time I'm around, but the prices are insane. They carry a decent selection of Lobb inside, although I'm not in the market for anything in that price range. They had a sale when they expanded, but even then, prices were through the roof.

I always just assume it's some money laundering scheme smile.gif
post #3718 of 4449
It's where the offspring of property developer tycoons casually buy oxfords. :P
post #3719 of 4449
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post


I always just assume it's some money laundering scheme smile.gif

Might be why despite no one ever being inside, they seem to stay open for business...

post #3720 of 4449

I've seen many VPs and SVPs wear shoes from the shoe company. Food for thought

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