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Originally Posted by Winston S. View Post

There has been discussion on here before that some of the BB shoes made by Alden are on non-standard lasts.

Yes, but these appear to be completely standard 2161's, not a special BB-only model.

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thanks fellas. i doubt these would fit me, as i have trouble fitting into shoes with a narrow toe box. musicboohoo[1].gif
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Returning to the topic of possible duty fees on Aldens shipped from the EU (Frans Boone) to the US by UPS: I did end up getting an invoice for duty and brokerage fees, though as far as I can tell this is in error (https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/375/~/duty-on-u.s.-made-goods-returning-to-the-u.s.). What's unfortunate is that I have now had to call and leave a message to discuss this with someone at UPS, which is a waste of my time.
It looks as if Frans Boone did not mark USA made goods on the invoice and actually has language saying that the items are of EU origin unless otherwise noted. So that is likely the problem. I suppose anyone ordering Aldens from them should emphasize that the invoice needs to be clearly marked: USA made goods.
Addendum: It looks as if there's also a form that's supposed to be filled out by the importer: http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/CBP_Form_3311.pdf. Not sure if that means me, or if UPS might have filled this out (and I'm sure charged me $6.50 to do it, which may well be fair enough).

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I had to pay $64 in brokerage fees on a pair of shells.

Did you order from Frans Boone?

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Yes, the $6.50 is a fee, then duty was $61 or 8.5%. As far as I can tell this is an error, though understandable since the package wasn't properly marked. It is a little bit of a pain though, and I can understand why you would hesitate. Note that DHL has not charged fees, just UPS.

I just ordered from Frans Boone and don't want to get hit with this fee. I already paid a conversion fee for foreign transaction a total of over a $100 premium..angry.gif Whatshould we suggest to Frans? Frank I just copied your post and email him.
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Sorry for bad photos but trying to show the cracking between the welt and sole. Seems to happen on each pair of my Aldens. Anyone else experience this? Is this a defect and can it be fixed? (I know . . . . shoes need the method).

out of curiosity, what do the soles look like? is the stitching worn through-and-through on the sole side of things?

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Did you order from Frans Boone?
I just ordered from Frans Boone and don't want to get hit with this fee. I already paid a conversion fee for foreign transaction a total of over a $100 premium..angry.gif Whatshould we suggest to Frans? Frank I just copied your post and email him.

Keep us posted. How did you get hit with a $100 foreign transaction fee? That's rediculous
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Did you order from Frans Boone?
 

Yes. They provide outstanding service and I'd order from there again if I could get the international fees figured out.

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Originally Posted by IRONHORSE View Post

Did you order from Frans Boone?
I just ordered from Frans Boone and don't want to get hit with this fee. I already paid a conversion fee for foreign transaction a total of over a $100 premium..angry.gif Whatshould we suggest to Frans? Frank I just copied your post and email him.

If your shoes haven't shipped already make sure the mark the package very clearly as USA MADE GOODS. Hopefully that will help.
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FRANS BOOOOONE!
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The premium are fees associated with the purchase like shipping, conversion fees and maybe this custom and brokerage fee. I was just rounding up the figure. I will definitely tell Frans about before my shoes get shipped out.

I guess lessons learned about ordering an american product overseas...I wont do this again in the future, on a good note Frans is awesome to deal with. I have been Shelled!!!!peepwall[1].gif
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Sorry for bad photos but trying to show the cracking between the welt and sole. Seems to happen on each pair of my Aldens. Anyone else experience this? Is this a defect and can it be fixed? (I know . . . . shoes need the method).

That happened to my Natural Chromexcel Wingtip Boots and Mike of Epaulet helped me send them back to Alden, where they resoled for free. Apparently, Alden must have considered them a defect. It happened to mine after 5 months of ownership. Probably 10 - 15 wears.
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post


Yes, the $6.50 is a fee, then duty was $61 or 8.5%. As far as I can tell this is an error, though understandable since the package wasn't properly marked. It is a little bit of a pain though, and I can understand why you would hesitate. Note that DHL has not charged fees, just UPS.

 

As I'm reading the discussion about order from Frans in Europe given the customs/duty fees, I'm wondering if anyone has experience ordering from The Bureau, and whether this was an issue there too?

 

Thanks,

 

Andrew

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That happened to a pair of Rancourt penny loafers I have. I was not happy about it but my cobbler did a phenomenal job with a resole so we'll see.
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Originally Posted by Briar Snob View Post

 

As I'm reading the discussion about order from Frans in Europe given the customs/duty fees, I'm wondering if anyone has experience ordering from The Bureau, and whether this was an issue there too?

 

Thanks,

 

Andrew


I've ordered from The Bureau as well but didn't have to pay a customs or brokerage fee. I believe they shipped DHL but can't remember.

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^ I've received 2 orders from Carmina (both DHL) and no customs. Hate to beat a dead horse but this customs ish is holding me back from getting those boots from FRANS BOOOOONE!
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^ I've received 2 orders from Carmina (both DHL) and no customs. Hate to beat a dead horse but this customs ish is holding me back from getting those boots from FRANS BOOOOONE!

Namor dont hold back some of there make up are awesome and they have some ready for fall delivery, to me it was worth the extra fee..
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