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post #466 of 567
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Originally Posted by Lalfiste44 View Post
 
  • Hi Cranktrooper,

As you mentionned, you can find good imported dressed shoes in Rustan's. There is AE, I don't know if there is the model you like and if you could order it.

 

You can also find some Church's in Rockwell, in Homme et Femme shop, where Appartment 1B is.

 

In Greenbelt 5, there is Tod's. 

 

And in Shangri-la Mall, there is Santoni. 

 

 

Let us know when you will have bought it.

 

If you plan to buy Allen Edmonds buy from the US this coming Black Friday and use a freight forwarder. Shipping is about 1.5k pesos from the freight forwarder to Manila.

 

Church's used to be good but it seems the quality and overall perception have dropped after being acquired by Prada.

 

Don't bother with Tod's. Those shoes won't last because the leathers are too soft and supple. You get more comfort but have a shorter lifespan.

 

I checked out Santoni the other day and came out unimpressed. Like Tod's, the leathers are too soft and supple. Their exotic construction techniques make for a more flexible and comfortable shoe. But I prefer durability over comfort.

post #467 of 567

Wow thanks for the input guys! I'll check out the stores. But if all else fails, I'll follow Kevin and megara's advice and just buy online.

 

Kevin, may I know what's your preferred freight forwarder? And why on Black Friday? Do they have a promo?


Edited by cranktrooper - 11/12/13 at 11:47pm
post #468 of 567
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Wow thanks for the input guys! I'll check out the stores. But if all else fails, I'll follow Kevin and megara's advice and just buy online.

 

Kevin, may I know what's your preferred freight forwarder? And why on Black Friday? Do they have a promo?

Hi crank, I suggest you try My Shopping Box. It costs about $24 to ship shoes and they deliver it straight to your doorstep. Although, they charge a yearly subscription fee. . .If you buy a lot of stuff online, I think they're the most practical. 

post #469 of 567
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Hi crank, I suggest you try My Shopping Box. It costs about $24 to ship shoes and they deliver it straight to your doorstep. Although, they charge a yearly subscription fee. . .If you buy a lot of stuff online, I think they're the most practical. 

 

It's usually 1k to 1.5k pesos depending on the volume/weight of the box. They may be higher for boots.

 

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Originally Posted by cranktrooper View Post
 

Wow thanks for the input guys! I'll check out the stores. But if all else fails, I'll follow Kevin and megara's advice and just buy online.

 

Kevin, may I know what's your preferred freight forwarder? And why on Black Friday? Do they have a promo?

 

Seriously, don't bother with Tod's or Santoni. Go straight to the brands menswear enthusiasts buy. Luxury brands have the worst price to value ratio.

 

I prefer My Shopping Box. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving Day when many brands/retailers give huge discounts.

post #470 of 567

Aryt! Thank you so much Megara and Kevin! :)

post #471 of 567

One last shoe-related question. How are glenmore shoes? Are they good?

post #472 of 567
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One last shoe-related question. How are glenmore shoes? Are they good?


My friend paid the down payment but upon seeing the final product decided not to pay the rest and left the shoe with them.

post #473 of 567

Can anyone recommend a good RTW brand for suits?

post #474 of 567

I got a Kingsmen RTW suit which is quite ok naman.

post #475 of 567

Guys, if you have tried ordering online na, question lang. May tax pa ba kayong binayaran pagdating ng item?

post #476 of 567
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Guys, if you have tried ordering online na, question lang. May tax pa ba kayong binayaran pagdating ng item?

If your item captures the attention of the customs instpector, yes.
post #477 of 567

Have you ever experienced it bro? I'm planning on purchasing an AE Strands online kasi eh.

post #478 of 567
Been buying stuff online since the 90's so yes, I've paid duties.
As much as possible I try to have things shipped via a freight forwarder or a friend's balikbayan box so as to avoid it, but sometimes you get a seller that will only ship to your Paypal or credit card address. Can't be helped.
post #479 of 567

Cranktrooper, MSB already includes custom clearance in their shipping fee. I've been wanting to send packages direct to manila but I'm really scared that I might be charged an exorbitant rate. . 

 

By the way, can I ask Cornell to make a half-canvassed jacket? They told me they only do fused but I've heard from this thread that they do make canvassed suits/jackets.  

 

Any help/thoughts will be deeply appreciated :thumbs-up: 

post #480 of 567

Well it looks like using a freight forwarder will be the best solution na talaga.

I'm tempted to buy from UK stores (shoehealer, pediwear). They offer free international delivery for orders above 150 and they waive the tax for non EU countries. Damn customs.

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