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Skoaktiebolaget – Carmina, John Lobb, Enzo Bonafè, Carlos Santos, Saint Crispin’s, Rubinacci – Offi

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Leaves, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Leaves

    Leaves Well-Known Member

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    The color is very hard to reproduce, I'll probably have too re-shoot them. Color is somewhere between Carmina Snuff and Fox Suede.

    They look splendid with jeans!
     
  2. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    @leaves would the Fedex Express option incur custom fees?
     
  3. striker

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    In the same vein, can one choose Swedish post for the free shipping above 8000sek?
     
  4. Tallcane

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    . Every order I have placed using Fed Ex has incurred a custom fee.
     
  5. dddrees

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    This is where I choose to save a bit of money. I have no problem waiting the 8 days to get my shoes via USPS, Besides I've got enough shoes and boots at this point that I no longer fear that I might have to barefoot while I wait. LOL
     
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  6. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    Thank you

    True indeed
     
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    Apart from a 100% certainty that customs will indeed be charged, Fedex is also happy to add a nice clearance fee on top. Edit: Postal carrier it is for me. When lucky, and that happens from time to time, the package is just dropped off without any extra cost by the local postal service.

    @Leaves
    Patrik, when you gents charge the mto balance, I suppose there is still time to determine carrier and also shipping address?
     
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  9. Tallcane

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    Yup. I have changed my approach to match yours.
     
  10. RogerP

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    That's always been my approach. Not to mention that up here in Canuckland, courier delivery is a near guarantee of getting hit with the full assessment of duties and taxes, with broker fees added as a cherry on top. Better believe I can wait a week and a bit for postal delivery.
     
  11. rydenfan

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    Agreed for me as well.

    Also why I went with more fall oriented makeups. I figure there may be some additional wait with all these orders and now they can just show up whenever
     
  12. dddrees

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    Yep, heck we're already waiting 4 to 6 months sometimes a bit more, eight days won't kill me. Yeah, and I think most of us who have been here for just a little while order our MTO shoes and boots based on the season or seasons after we anticipate getting them rather than what season it is currently. It just takes a bit of adjustment in the way you think, but once you have a bit of a decent rotation that's not that hard either.
     
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    With the prices as low as they were I just ordered what I wanted, seasons be damned.

    The free shipping and no customs makes skoak a great deal even after the price increase.
     
  14. dddrees

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    Absolutely, especially as my rotation has gotten even bigger the seasonal thing has gotten less important. But I have been doing it this way for a couple of years now and it's just worked out rather well. However your correct this was certainly a case of seasons be D***. However it just so happens that I wanted shoes and boots for fall and winter this time as well, and It is nice to be able to receive them an immediately place them in the wearing rotation.
     
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    Not me, waiting a week + for delivery is so last century, like waiting for the pony express. When I purchase an item, especially a $1k+ pair of shoes, I expect to have them ASAP in my possession, not sitting in a postal sorting office. Shoes I have purchased in the past from G. Cleverley and Fosters have arrived the next day from Europe. Now that's what I call service.
     
  16. dddrees

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    Absolutely, different strokes for different folks. That's why I'm glad Skoak accommodated a wide variety of their customers and they've given us a number of different options.[​IMG]

    Heck even when I order things from Amazon or anywhere else on the internet where I buy most of my stuff I usually opt for the free delivery rather than something that will cost me more.
     
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  17. rydenfan

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    You aren't a Prime member?? Best $99 a year by far
     
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    I can respect this 100%. Patience is not my strong suit and I would be lying if I said I didn't find the USPS wait agonizing. But the trade off is worth it to me
     
  19. dddrees

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    Nope, but then again I don't buy that many things from Amazon evey year.
     
  20. rydenfan

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    Gotcha. With 2 little ones we buy EVERYTHING from Amazon

    Except shoes ;)
     
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