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.
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It's usually 1k to 1.5k pesos depending on the volume/weight of the box. They may be higher for boots.
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.
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.
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
I've only used JAC, but I'm pretty sure this is how it would work with MSB as well.
For online stores shipping from outside the US, I just have stuff shipped directly here and hope the customs guy is lazy when I go to pick it up.