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post #4246 of 14986
We need to dig an underground shoe railroad to Canada. After the AE Libourel project, this is the next priority.
post #4247 of 14986
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We need to dig an underground shoe railroad to Canada. After the AE Libourel project, this is the next priority.

Great idea! We'll ship you some hockey sticks and maple syrup in return.
post #4248 of 14986
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Originally Posted by MilanoStyle View Post
Just won FAM for $385,
http://images.marketworks.com/fullVi.../mcli07526.jpg

I love the look, I needed a pair of HQ shoes that reflect my true personality and I think I finally found one. I know other guy won the same shoes for $300, but the seller didn't take my initial offer $300 for the shoes. When I offered $300 for the shoes, the seller countered at $485US. I am not entirely happy with the final price, but I would not get shoes like these in Toronto for ~$400CAD for sure.

Nice, same sole but seems to be an orange sock whilst EL72's are tan sock. I'm a Santoni-newbie and a bit confused
post #4249 of 14986
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Originally Posted by chobochobo View Post
Nice, same sole but seems to be an orange sock whilst EL72's are tan sock. I'm a Santoni-newbie and a bit confused


I was referring to maomao1980 as he got the same shoes, but 85$ less. I thought from the pic, my shoes appear to be good yr welted and calf leather (those are all that matter to me..)
post #4250 of 14986
Does anyone know anything about Nipmar? http://cgi.ebay.com/EXCLUSIVE-SHARK-...QQcmdZViewItem Pretty ugly, but I've never heard of the brand before.
post #4251 of 14986
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Does anyone know anything about Nipmar?

Pretty ugly, but I've never heard of the brand before.

"The company is located in the North-East of Italy, an area with a very old tradition in shoe manufacturing.

The origins of what is now called NIPMAR go back to 1908, when the uncle of the present owners, Giovanni Rampin, started to produce small quantities of shoes which were completely hand-made and he sold them at the local market.

After World War II in 1946, Mario Rampin, the father of the owners, started to enlarge the production and to sell the shoes in the national market, but always keeping the original handicraft tradition. He transmitted his experience and skills to his sons, who in 1978 established NIPMAR company as it is now; Giancarlo and Antonio Rampin follow personally every stage of workmanship, from the creation of the model to the production and the marketing of the products.

At the beginning the production was thought only for the Italian market, but, after a few years, they started to extend also to the international markets, trying to create collections that could satisfy the needs of different customers as far as style, lasts and materials are concerned; NIPMAR is now famous not only for calf shoes, but also for their use of exotic skins such as ostrich, lizard, shark, alligator and crocodile.

They based their policy on diversification and so the expansion continued steadily over the last years, proving to be winning and able to keep up with the changing international markets. More than 75% of the production is now sold in Asia and Middle East.

Since the very first day the production has always been characterized by the research of quality in line with the themes emerging from the contemporary fashion trends. Most part of the manufacturing is still completely hand-made, and this old manual tradition is largely visible from the particulars of the manufacture, and 100% made in Italy.

NIPMAR shoes are for an elegant and demanding customer; the man who buys a pair of NIPMAR shoes pays attention to his look and considers shoes more than a simple accessory but a central element in his wardrobe.

The latest collections are focused both on luxury and functionality, created for a modern man who appreciates elegance, the shoes have contemporary lines with a sophisticated design, colours are dark and simple (black, dark brown, burgundy)."

http://www.nipmar.it/chi_siamo.htm
post #4252 of 14986
EG Asquith 9/9.5, 888, dark oak. BIN <$700.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Edward-Green-Asq...QQcmdZViewItem
post #4253 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Roger View Post
Well, NAFTA doesn't apply to goods made outside the NAFTA sphere. This is why we are hammered 18% import duty on English shoes, for example. Even if they are RLPL sold through GVH, if they are made in England, Canada Customs can charge this duty, although we're often lucky if the parcel comes from the US since they often don't check the origins of the item. However, NAFTA doesn't exempt us from federal and provincial sales taxes--these are the ones mentioned by EL72 that add up to 14% (actually 13% in BC). So at the worst, we can be hit for 31%-32% of the declared value.

In addition, however, if the goods are shipped by Fedex or, worse, UPS, there may also be "brokerage" fees assessed for clearing the parcel at the border. That's why all savvy Canadian eBayers and others who buy online always request one of the USPS services, with which there are no such brokerage fees. Some sellers, however, insist on using Fedex (GVH) or UPS (STP). You should have seen the whack I took when I bought a couple of pairs of MTO EGs and they were shipped from England via UPS!


Things may get better now that you got rid of the high taxing socialist government!
post #4254 of 14986
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EG Asquith 9/9.5, 888, dark oak. BIN <$700.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Edward-Green-Asq...QQcmdZViewItem

I'm a bit out of touch, but is one meant to jump at this?
post #4255 of 14986
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Originally Posted by chobochobo View Post
I'm a bit out of touch, but is one meant to jump at this?

Well the Asquith is the same as the RLPL Mackays that GVH usually sells (though rarely in dark oak, which is the best color for it imo) for $400-$450 so it's not exactly the best deal unless you absolutely must have it on the 888 last. And they don't even come with trees in that auction.
post #4256 of 14986
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Originally Posted by dr.no View Post
EG Asquith 9/9.5, 888, dark oak. BIN <$700.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Edward-Green-Asq...QQcmdZViewItem
I noticed these and also that, on the box, the size designation is "9/91/2 D888," which would suggest to me a UK D width, not the more usual E width (which corresponds to our D width). Given this fact, along with the slightly-narrow 888 last, these shoes might be too tight for a regular US D-width foot.
post #4257 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Roger View Post
I noticed these and also that, on the box, the size designation is "9/91/2 D888," which would suggest to me a UK D width, not the more usual E width (which corresponds to our D width). Given this fact, along with the slightly-narrow 888 last, these shoes might be too tight for a regular US D-width foot.

Thanks for pointing that out. Seller confirmed it is UK D-width.


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Originally Posted by chobochobo View Post
I'm a bit out of touch, but is one meant to jump at this?

Well, the price is comparable to bi-annual EG sale prices, and to me it definitely falls under the "cool shoes" category.
post #4258 of 14986
If interested, STP has AE shell cordovan Bancrofts for $184.00, down from $450.00
post #4259 of 14986
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Originally Posted by Lawman View Post
If interested, STP has AE shell cordovan Bancrofts for $184.00, down from $450.00

Jeepers, that's cheap.
post #4260 of 14986
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If interested, STP has AE shell cordovan Bancrofts for $184.00, down from $450.00
While you're at it, check out the a. Testoni shoes, most at 60% off like the A-Es mentioned. A number of Black Label and at least one Amadeo Testoni. If there's an STP discount coupon floating around, you can make out like a bandit here! You 10 1/2 guys, be sure to check out the Amadeo Testoni monks at 60% off. Now about that 20% coupon....

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/sea...criptions=True
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