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I am selling some unfunded liabilities here if anyone is interested including the original Slewfoot tobacco Fresco.

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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

just got taken to the cleaners by UPS for $205 customs fee. anyone know what the actual rate is supposed to be on imported Fabric in the US?

30% if I am not mistaken.
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30% if I am not mistaken.

thanks... the tariff was correct then. Should request USPS next time

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Customs is fucking evil.
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30%? Try paying 90% here.

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Customs is fucking evil.

It really does discourage going CMT unless you can ask to get stuff undeclared//under-valued.
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Originally Posted by Victor Elfo View Post

30%? Try paying 90% here.

90%? Does Brazil have a budding high end mill they are protecting? Jesus
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post


It really does discourage going CMT unless you can ask to get stuff undeclared//under-valued.
90%? Does Brazil have a budding high end mill they are protecting? Jesus

 

 

Send it regular post, ideally untracked and you'll be fine. What you pay a shipping company in fees is often well in excess of the tarriff rate as well.  The tarriffs are set by the WTO and for wovens imported into the EU its around 8% which should be harmonised amongst the large trading blocs.

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any recommendations on where to find a cloth like this? - - looking for a worsted with a lot of cross hatching. 

 

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Some of the lightweight Italian stuff can look like this, so perhaps try Carnet or Drapers. Alternatively, an English tropical might do the job. I remember some Rangoon that looked a bit like this, but sadly it is no longer with us. The cloth does look tropical to me in that picture. Is it a close up of the Duke in Bermuda? Best of luck!
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Parker, HS Crispaire has (or had) a lighter gray, that was almost as hatchy



I'm guessing it'd be easier to find in some kind of blend.
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Thanks guys. I'll take a look at some of the tropical wools.

 

Good eye, Andrew. Yeah, it's ye olde DOW. 

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Any recommendations for mid weight trousering? Something that would bridge the gap between cotton/linen and cord/flannel that has some texture and could ideally swap in under summer odd jackets as well as lighter tweeds.
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I think the popular choice around here is Fresco. That fits your description pretty well.
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Originally Posted by GucciKid View Post

Any recommendations for mid weight trousering? Something that would bridge the gap between cotton/linen and cord/flannel that has some texture and could ideally swap in under summer odd jackets as well as lighter tweeds.

Minnis Fresco 0511. All day long and twice on Sunday. My vote for most versatile fabric/color out there.
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I am wearing 0511 right now and love it.
If you prefer something slightly warmer, how about Crispaire?
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