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Yes BB shirts are decent value at that price certainly better than paying $100 or even $200 for some shirts at Suitsupply haha. For those willing to look and possibly go through a proxy I find Maker's Shirt aka Kamakura to be better value. There is also S&M but the fabric on Maker's Shirt blows most of S&M fabric offerings out of the water. 

Wow, they ship free for a certain minimum and reimburse customs in store credits :bounce2:

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@LeatherFoot any more CJ stock coming in? Islay restock perhaps?
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Edited by LeatherFoot - 10/15/16 at 10:41am
post #4219 of 4449
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@LeatherFoot any more CJ stock coming in? Islay restock perhaps?


@MGD83 yes what we received so far is only a partial shipment with more expected. We have the Islay in brown and black in stock already.  Please feel free to stop by the store at your convenience to see them. 

post #4220 of 4449
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@chiggyv
 we just received the C&J Cavendish in burgundy shell and Alden shell longwings and moccasins. We are now able to order shell from Alden!

Yes! We spoke immediately via email after the e-blast went out last night. I'll bee in tomorrow!
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The other question I forgot to ask you is if you care about quality construction in your footwear. If you do, finding something in your price range is almost impossible barring second hand. Perhaps you could try Blundstone? I'm having trouble thinking of brands in the range that make chelseas as I don't particularly like them. I can't get past the elastic, ease of access be damned.

If you're based in Toronto, consider checking out stores like getOutside and gravitypope if you haven't done so already. Both stores have a good selection of footwear that hit your price range (and outside of it, for the latter). Although as @akoustas mentioned, it's starting to trickle in now so the winter footwear may not all be available yet.

 

Even so, cheaper shoes on the casual end can still last you a decent amount of time if you have a big enough rotation and if you take care of them. Shoe trees will help you alleviate some of the foot smell on your boots, dress shoes and even certain sneakers but it's going to happen.

 

Thanks for this, I am in Toronto and both Blundstone and getOutside look promising. The Bay & Walking on a Cloud also appear to have some Chelsea boot options in the range I'm willing to pay. I'm pretty busy but will get to those places eventually.

 

IMO the best odour fighter is to have *lots* of shoes/boots & let them dry out between wearings.

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Wow, they ship free for a certain minimum and reimburse customs in store credits bounce2.gif

Where did you see this???
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Where did you see this???

From their Online Shopping section on the website. Minimum is 138 USD. Tried testing it with a Canadian address and it works.  Saw on their Facebook that they offer free shipping with no minimum sometimes as well. 

 

For duties and customs, it's in the FAQs. Maximum refund for Canada is 17% which is close enough. But for now I'm happy with S&M. 

 

 

 

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To give them credit, that's a great idea. And would barely hit their margins since it goes into store credits.
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Thanks for this, I am in Toronto and both Blundstone and getOutside look promising. The Bay & Walking on a Cloud also appear to have some Chelsea boot options in the range I'm willing to pay. I'm pretty busy but will get to those places eventually.

IMO the best odour fighter is to have *lots* of shoes/boots & let them dry out between wearings.

I'm not speaking from personal experience, but you may wish to be careful with Blundstone. They moved production to China a few years ago and apparently the quality has declined substantially since then.
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I was walking through my old stomping grounds (Dundas West + Trinity Bellwoods) when I discovered that Frank + Oak opened a pop-up shop for their new woman's line of clothing. I took a quick peek inside with my sister and cousin.

 

It looks fairly standard, but their price points hit at that sweet spot: more expensive than Forever 21 or H&M, but less expensive than COS, Club Monaco or Anthropologie. I saw a few females buying things during my time there.

I suspect that they received funding, because they've expanded exponentially in the past 2-3 years. I'm likely mistaken but I could have sworn that they were still only in Montreal and Toronto as of 2013-2014. Now they're in Sherway Gardens, a few major Canadian cities and three stores in the United States. 

 

I imagine the quality isn't that great but their branding and online marketing seem to work for them. Every time I walk by their Queen West location en route to Park & Province or Nomad, I see several people in the store and a couple of guys with their shopping bags.

 

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Originally Posted by toplel View Post
 

 

Thanks for this, I am in Toronto and both Blundstone and getOutside look promising. The Bay & Walking on a Cloud also appear to have some Chelsea boot options in the range I'm willing to pay. I'm pretty busy but will get to those places eventually.

 

IMO the best odour fighter is to have *lots* of shoes/boots & let them dry out between wearings.

 

You're welcome. Just try not to abuse them (i.e. do not wear them on consecutive days). Boots in your price range will have a shelf life and you want to extend that as much as possible. 

 

I'd argue that shoe trees will do a better job. They're worth the small price you pay for them and you can use them for any nicer shoes you may want to purchase in the future! 

 

And see if you can find reviews beforehand, because of this:

 

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I'm not speaking from personal experience, but you may wish to be careful with Blundstone. They moved production to China a few years ago and apparently the quality has declined substantially since then.
post #4227 of 4449

If I like them & wear them a lot then I'll consider a more expensive pair. 

 

I've made a few mistakes buying the wrong things so it's best for a n00b like me to start with something lower end.


Edited by toplel - 10/16/16 at 3:28pm
post #4228 of 4449
I have two pairs of Blunnies. One which I've had for about 9 years and have been relegated to yard work/household duty and are still going strong. My second pair, nubuck chisel toe, are about two years old, and get heavy use. They're holding up well so far.
post #4229 of 4449

Walking on a cloud had some nice Blunnies for $210. They're a little more "boot" and less a refined look that would go with a suit IMO.

 

The Bay was a complete waste of time, online they have them but in store (both Eglinton & STC) is terrible. Hopefully I can get to getOutside next week.

post #4230 of 4449
Hey guys, here's another update for proxy #2 (squares and ties):

Items are being shipped to me this week, so hopefully will have them in hand by next week.
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