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Thanks, dubs! I breathed a sigh of relief when they arrived today.

Yes, she's a keeper. But she's even more quotable when she's rolling her eyes at my purchases.
Thanks, MrDV. I completely agree. I might tell Kathy at Alden of DC to start a makeup, maybe it would look good with an antique edge.

All I need now are a ravello version of the norwegian not split but moc toe boots like yours!

Doc,

I am already working the Kathy/DC angle. Hoping that we can get something to pan out from that. :-)

-Mike

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10.5D black shell PTB $405. Not bad considering $667 retail most places now.

http://www.bensilver.com/Alden-Black-Cordovan-Blucher,19943.html#.UwP3sPldW4Q

THANK YOU. Been looking for these forever and was reluctant for retail. Awesome.
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Any pre-order on the cigar grant boots anywhere lately? Thanks

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Great shoes. What last are they on?

Thanks.  M-75 last, which is specific to Brooks Brothers and very similar to Plaza.  I wear TTS in this last.  It really is a great shoe!

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Check these out here, Canadian store that offers Viberg. I don't know much about viberg, so there may be other stores, but all I know of is this one. Prices are steep. Not sure what the average is, however.

 

 

Thanks!  Guess about the same... I feel like they're 200 or so overpriced for what they are - but what do they care, they can't keep them on the shelves!

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Thanks!  Guess about the same... I feel like they're 200 or so overpriced for what they are - but what do they care, they can't keep them on the shelves!

You might feel differently once you have a pair and see the construction and feel the fit. They are a great boot
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I've tried them on and my best friend has a pair, they're amazing boots no doubt, I just feel like they're priced higher than similar quality boots.

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Any pre-order on the cigar grant boots anywhere lately? Thanks

Call Kathy at Alden DC

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Gunboats for a difficult workday.

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To paraphrase Magritte: "Ceci n'est pas un Indy Boot"


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Frans Boone delivered well. Purchased Friday, delivered at 10am today. No customs charges. No signs of try on. Free shoe trees (although for the FB markup compared to stateside purchases, they are arguably the most valuable shoe trees I've ever purchased). They even reached out to me with a special e-mail, recalling that I had inquired about buying the boots with 2 credit cards back in the vanilla visa gift card days. Special thanks to BeSpiffington, who pointed out back in April of last year that these boots were sitting in the Frans Boone inventory for a long while. Special thanks to mdubs for buying the last pair before the restock and rekindling my interest in the shoes... 

Absolutely gorgeous. According to UPS, mine are "out for delivery" right now. Hopefully I also do not get hit with the customs or UPS brokerage charges. I've ordered from Frans Boone twice before and always looked at the brokerage charges as an unfortunate cost of doing business with them in order to get some of their unique makeups. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will be pleasantly surprised this time around.

FWIW, I tried to request that they ship via DHL or Post Netherlands, both of which should theoretically avoid the hassles of UPS but they refused.
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Absolutely gorgeous. According to UPS, mine are "out for delivery" right now. Hopefully I also do not get hit with the customs or UPS brokerage charges. I've ordered from Frans Boone twice before and always looked at the brokerage charges as an unfortunate cost of doing business with them in order to get some of their unique makeups. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will be pleasantly surprised this time around.

FWIW, I tried to request that they ship via DHL or Post Netherlands, both of which should theoretically avoid the hassles of UPS but they refused.

I'm glad for you, MP. I hope you get a perfectly unworn, evenly-dyed, properly finished pair and no surcharges. Enjoy breaking them in!

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Absolutely gorgeous. According to UPS, mine are "out for delivery" right now. Hopefully I also do not get hit with the customs or UPS brokerage charges. I've ordered from Frans Boone twice before and always looked at the brokerage charges as an unfortunate cost of doing business with them in order to get some of their unique makeups. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will be pleasantly surprised this time around.

FWIW, I tried to request that they ship via DHL or Post Netherlands, both of which should theoretically avoid the hassles of UPS but they refused.

Good luck my man, fingers crossed for you and I.  From the internet research I have done over time, my understanding is that DHL is the one most likely to inflict pain followed by Fedex, and from my own experience the national postal services have been kind to my pocket.  This will be my first UPS experience but I believe Frans has the proper procedure for a repatriation of US made goods down to a science now.  But I concur with your train of thought "unfortunate cost of doing business with them in order to get some of their unique makeups"

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Good luck my man, fingers crossed for you and I.  From the internet research I have done over time, my understanding is that DHL is the one most likely to inflict pain followed by Fedex, and from my own experience the national postal services have been kind to my pocket.  This will be my first UPS experience but I believe Frans has the proper procedure for a repatriation of US made goods down to a science now.  But I concur with your train of thought "unfortunate cost of doing business with them in order to get some of their unique makeups"

Is the free shoe tree thing any consolation, guys? :hide:

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Absolutely gorgeous. According to UPS, mine are "out for delivery" right now. Hopefully I also do not get hit with the customs or UPS brokerage charges. I've ordered from Frans Boone twice before and always looked at the brokerage charges as an unfortunate cost of doing business with them in order to get some of their unique makeups. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I will be pleasantly surprised this time around.


FWIW, I tried to request that they ship via DHL or Post Netherlands, both of which should theoretically avoid the hassles of UPS but they refused.
Good luck my man, fingers crossed for you and I.  From the internet research I have done over time, my understanding is that DHL is the one most likely to inflict pain followed by Fedex, and from my own experience the national postal services have been kind to my pocket.  This will be my first UPS experience but I believe Frans has the proper procedure for a repatriation of US made goods down to a science now.  But I concur with your train of thought "unfortunate cost of doing business with them in order to get some of their unique makeups"

In my experience, UPS is the worst, followed closely by Fedex and then DHL.
UPS collects at delivery. Fedex and DHL will bill you.
Fedex and UPS brokerage costs are about the same at around $25-30 depending upon value of shipment.
DHL brokerage is around $12.
I've had way more shipments come through untaxed with DHL than the others.
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Can any Canadians chime in on ordering from Leffot? What are the chances of getting hit with duties (shipped USPS)? I'm assuming I'll get hit with them, have a pair of the PT Chromexcel boots in the mail right now.

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