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post #19891 of 28787
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Originally Posted by mixedmajik View Post

How does proxying work? I see a 59.99 dollar shoe (on sale) that I like and if I send it to where I am in Canada there is 40 dollar shipping making it 99.99...I have a cousin in the USA...so if I sent it to him I wouldn't pay 40 for shipping...is this what proxying does? I don't know what happens after...how my cousin gets me the shoes afterwards with no shipping charges....can someone help me here.

there's no way your cousin gets the shoes to you with no shipping. proxying is basically a service where someone (in this situation), buys an item for you in the states and ships it to you. You'd pay the cost of the item and shipping and if whoever is proxying for you charges a fee, then also a proxy fee. 

post #19892 of 28787
A person willing to proxy an item to you will most likely charge you a fee for their "service" of some form -- whether it be a stated flat-fee or by inflating the cost of the item and/or shipping to you.

Proxying is only advantageous under the following scenarios:
  • The store from which you want to purchase an item does not ship to your area (or country) or at all (a small local brick-and-mortar store w/ no online presence)
  • The item you want to purchase costs less in the country from which a proxy is willing to ship to you, provided the final cost to you is less then simply purchasing online yourself.
  • The shipping charge offered from a store from which you want to purchase an item is more than it woud cost to have a proxy ship you the item (including the proxy fee)
  • The store from which you want to purchase an expensive item has a policy to declare the full value of the item when shipping to your country and you know this will trigger an additional customs fee.

In the first case above, you must weigh the cost-benefit of having the item proxy'd to you for the additional expense versus not having it at all. In all other cases, you should ensure that the final cost (to you) of the item you want is in fact less than by simply purchasing the item directly from the retailer.

ETA: I suppose in your case you cousin may provide you the service for free and only charge you the actual cost of shipping to you. Again, this is only advantageous if he is able to ship you the item for less than the stated cost of shipping directly from the retailer...
post #19893 of 28787

^^ Great summary.  I'd just add stress to the very last bit- be sure to consider that you will:

-pay for the item, and the shipping to your cousins home

-and then a pay second shipping fee from your cousin to you 

Also the declared value on your customs form will determine the fee you pay when you pick up the package.  If you ask your cousin to declare less you will pay less, but you will recover only the declared/insured amount if it is lost. 
 

post #19894 of 28787

I bought three new suits from Macys- Alfani and want to post pictures of me wearing them to get feedback on what needs to be tailored. Where would I post those questions?

post #19895 of 28787
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Originally Posted by ItSuit View Post

I bought three new suits from Macys- Alfani and want to post pictures of me wearing them to get feedback on what needs to be tailored. Where would I post those questions?

The Tailor's Fit and Feedback thread is probably best:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/265924/the-tailors-thread-fit-feedback-and-alteration-suggestions
post #19896 of 28787
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Originally Posted by mkarim View Post


Instead of buying 2 pairs of cheap dress shoes, buy one pair of nice ones. Regardless of the outfit you wear, shoes will make it break the outfit and one pair of nice ones are far better than several pairs of cheap ones.

I have a grey and a blue suit and do not want to wear black shoes with the blue suit

post #19897 of 28787
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Originally Posted by kushburner View Post

I have a grey and a blue suit and do not want to wear black shoes with the blue suit


My dad always told me to wear black shoes with a blue suit, but he was raised by his grandfather and so was taught how to dress by a 1920's business man. 

Now I wear brown shoes with my blue suit unless the situation requires something more subtle, in which case I'll wear black. 

 

I understand wanting 2 pair and while I can't disagree with the point mkarim makes above I'm sure you can track down a couple of decent pairs on sale.  I always found good stuff at Nordstrom Rack.  I just looked at the Nordstrom men's shoe sale items and there are a few nice pair at 40% off- not bad!

post #19898 of 28787
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Originally Posted by AmericanGent View Post


My dad always told me to wear black shoes with a blue suit, but he was raised by his grandfather and so was taught how to dress by a 1920's business man. 

Now I wear brown shoes with my blue suit unless the situation requires something more subtle, in which case I'll wear black. 

 

I understand wanting 2 pair and while I can't disagree with the point mkarim makes above I'm sure you can track down a couple of decent pairs on sale.  I always found good stuff at Nordstrom Rack.  I just looked at the Nordstrom men's shoe sale items and there are a few nice pair at 40% off- not bad!

Thanks, I'll give Nordstrom a look

post #19899 of 28787
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


Then you wear the one pair down fairly quickly, and don't have the versatility of having both black and brown.

kushburner: what kind of setting will you be wearing these shoes in? Because it's relatively easy to find a $100ish (less on sale) moccasin, but more difficult to find a nice lace up in the same price range.

Im looking for something with laces. It will be worn with suits.

post #19900 of 28787

Do you mind giving me some advice as I am not an expert on suits? I'm trying to buy a suit for 400-700, charcoal suit, my first suit. I've looked at hugo boss outlet and I love their cut and style and it goes really well with my athletic build but the quality is like a ~$300 suit. Do you know any other brand/stores where I can get a similar cut with better quality for a lower price? Perhaps Moores?

 

Thanks

post #19901 of 28787

my quick question is.... 

 

what shirt, tie, and square combination to wear with a petrol blue shawl lapelled suit?

post #19902 of 28787

Being new to the world of boots, what options are allowed/look good with suits? I suppose a balmoral lace-up would work fine, but what about a Chelsea boot or a plain-toe (in)side zip?

post #19903 of 28787
Can I get some recommendations on chukka boots that are sleek and go well with dark denim? Price range is $100-150 preferably.
post #19904 of 28787
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Can I get some recommendations on chukka boots that are sleek and go well with dark denim? Price range is $100-150 preferably.

That's a low range so maybe Cole Haan? The Nike owned one's are quite comfortable. I actually own a pair and I was pleasantly surprised.
post #19905 of 28787
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Can I get some recommendations on chukka boots that are sleek and go well with dark denim? Price range is $100-150 preferably.

For just a bit more than that, you may be able to get some Loakes, which are pretty decent shoes.
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