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post #35611 of 99284
We should try to get the international shipping / custom / duty fees information into a single post. I've ordered from Tassels Hong Kong with no fee besides the standard shipping fee (I believe the shipping was handled by USPS on the US end).
post #35612 of 99284
one time i ordered some church's from herring shoes in the UK and UPS charged me $26.
post #35613 of 99284
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Hello fellow Aldenians! This is my first post on SF so I figure I'll share some camera phone pics of my first pair of Alden's #8 LWB 8D with the antique edging.  Sorry the picture quality is not great, and they are do for a good shine as I have only wore them a couple of times (still breaking them in). I picked them up online from The Bureau at Belfast - Merchants & Missionaries. http://www.thebureaubelfast.com/shop/brand/58/alden/  for approximately $850 after shipping and currency conversion ( I know it's a little pricey but I really wanted the antique edge trim from Alden. There are still a couple of sizes left too! I'm already shopping for my 2nd pair of Aldens, I'm hooked!! Looking at #8 or cigar cap toe boots, jumpers, or tankers (if I'm lucky enough!).

 

I was charged about $50 shipping for these from Northern Ireland to US. I ordered them on a Wednesday and they arrived on Friday!!

post #35614 of 99284
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Even if they're duty free (which they should be) UPS will likely ding you for their fees.

The last time I got charged from UPS, total was $58 for a pair of Tricker's.

That includes the customs and the UPS fees. I'm not sure of the breakdown of fees for UPS, but fedex charges $25 for clearance + $5 advancement fee.

WOW,

I got a door tag from UPS indicating that I owe $112.23. They must be tripping! I already paid 35 euro to have the aldens shipped to me from frans boone in the netherlands. No way I ever order aldens international again

I suspect UPS f'd up.
Try and get an invoice from UPS detailing how much of that are their fees versus the customs/duty. You should be able to somehow get that customs/duty back.

See
http://www.styleforum.net/t/85589/the-official-alden-thread/34425#post_5721204
post #35615 of 99284

Took my cigar LWBs on a maiden journey for a date (sorry guys, didn't have time to snap pics, will do later). My better half said something along the lines of "..nice shoes..". I thought, "for the buck, they better goddamn be nice!"

Well, at least that was the first time she commented on my shoes nod[1].gif

post #35616 of 99284
About to pull the trigger on some NSTs when I find a deal of any sort. Should I do #8 or Ravello? And boot or something else?
post #35617 of 99284
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About to pull the trigger on some NSTs when I find a deal of any sort. Should I do #8 or Ravello? And boot or something else?

Finding a pair in ravello is unlikely. Finding a deal on them is basically impossible right now.
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Finding a pair in ravello is unlikely. Finding a deal on them is basically impossible right now.
this.
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Took my cigar LWBs on a maiden journey for a date (sorry guys, didn't have time to snap pics, will do later). My better half said something along the lines of "..nice shoes..". I thought, "for the buck, they better goddamn be nice!"
Well, at least that was the first time she commented on my shoes nod%5B1%5D.gif

thumbs-up.gif

I am breaking out the whiskey balmoral wingtips for a date tomorrow...
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About to pull the trigger on some NSTs when I find a deal of any sort. Should I do #8 or Ravello? And boot or something else?

You can try TSM for some Ravello NST boots, I think they still have some sizes in stock. But like others have said, you'll have to pay full price if you are lucky enough to find your size.
post #35621 of 99284
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on the off chance you are an 8D, I can hook a fellow SFer up.
see the listing in my sig.

Unfortunately, I am not.
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625 is the norm. Alden sf and Shoemart are very good choices.

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You might try TSM seconds list to save some money (they go for $399).  I hear that the "flaws" usually aren't that noticeable.  You could also wait for an NRO discount.  While their service is terrible, if they have it in stock it shouldn't be a problem.

Thanks. Looked on the seconds list the past few months and no luck. Leffot is near my apartment so will likely just buy there since it appears no deals are available elsewhere.
post #35622 of 99284
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

About to pull the trigger on some NSTs when I find a deal of any sort. Should I do #8 or Ravello? And boot or something else?

Very possible you won't find a ravello nst boot, and perhaps not a ravello nst shoe. Neither one will be on sale.

Very possible you won't find a color 8 nst boot, but you should be able to find a color 8 nst shoe. Neither one will be on sale.
post #35623 of 99284
If anyone is interested in acquiring lightly used Alden shoe trees (Medium) or lightly used BB shoe trees (Medium), PM me. The BB shoe trees are basically the same as the Alden shoe trees.
post #35624 of 99284

So I am looking for a nice boot for the season.  Need the following:  WaterLock Soles, Storm Welt, Double Leather Soles.  Not sure of the preference of speed hooks or not, mostly worn casual denim, chino.  I just don't see this make up anywhere.

post #35625 of 99284

Does Brooks Brothers ever discount the unlined LHS, if so when is the sale? 

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