Originally Posted by zippyh
SRSLY, if you can afford them and want them, you'd be a fool not to get them now.
You're only looking at around $750 shipped with at worst a $25 fedex fee and perhaps a fight to get the duty charges back that they shouldn't have charged for us made goods.
It's not like plaza last Indys are widely available.
Ok guys, I might be ready to take the plunge. Confirm a couple of things for me, please:
1. Plaza fit: 8.5d Barrie/Trubalance, 9d Grant ---> Plaza 9D, right?
2. Are there any other currently available Plaza boots or shoes that might be worth considering? I'm especially interested in hearing about cigar, ravello or whiskey shell, as I already have the grant color 8 cap toe boot from DC and am still unsure on the redundancy factor related to buying a second color 8 boot.
3. How does all this work with VAT taxes and duty charges? How many times will my credit card be run? How hard is it to deal with having import fees returned, etc.? I'm asking because I've discovered a nice way of keeping dear wife from getting anxious and upset over this Alden spree: Visa Vanilla gift cards!! They have been working mostly like a regular card, but I just wanted to make sure I wouldn't hit a snag...
4. Promise you guys will stop me if I attempt to make a boneheaded purchase in the next month or so. Other Aldens on the brain include: snuff suede unlined loafer, unlined chukkas, Epaulet brixton boot in natty cxl, and the natty longwing I was obsessing about yesteray (still unsure on the leydon vs Barrie question or if it's easier to think of that as a leffot vs epaulet vs shoe mart question).
Thanks for your help!