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