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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. Kashiwa

    Kashiwa Well-Known Member

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    ^^ What kind of advice are you looking for?
     
  2. dahl5yankees

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    is snuff and dark brown really similar, I was hoping they'd be lighter
    but I checked the model # and they are snuff
     
  3. dddrees

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    Very nice.
     
  4. 1965

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    That's exactly what I'm thinking.
     
  5. sevenfoldtieguy

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    No. And I have both. Not sure what to tell you ....

    Send them back for a pair of the same size if possible. Perhaps it is just that pair?
     
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    Will make it that much easier to replace the crepe when it's worn out...might go leather/commando



    Yes, Shoe Mart. Guessing it was a MTO...they had no history and I haven't seen them listed anywhere..?
     
  7. ambivalence

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    What shoe trees size should i get for a 7.5d / 8d? Barrie, Trubalance and van.

    Small or medium?
     
  8. wj4

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    Depends on the brand? I'm a size 8.5 (8 in Barrie/TruBalance/etc) and I get a medium from the ones at Nordstrom Rack.
     
  9. ambivalence

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    Oh.. im planning to get the woodlore(allen edmonds) shoe trees
     
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    These are lined, correct?
     
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    i wear an 8d in barrie, and i get the small woodlore trees. medium are too big.
     
  12. FrankCowperwood

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    Returning to the topic of possible duty fees on Aldens shipped from the EU (Frans Boone) to the US by UPS: I did end up getting an invoice for duty and brokerage fees, though as far as I can tell this is in error (https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/375/~/duty-on-u.s.-made-goods-returning-to-the-u.s.). What's unfortunate is that I have now had to call and leave a message to discuss this with someone at UPS, which is a waste of my time.

    It looks as if Frans Boone did not mark USA made goods on the invoice and actually has language saying that the items are of EU origin unless otherwise noted. So that is likely the problem. I suppose anyone ordering Aldens from them should emphasize that the invoice needs to be clearly marked: USA made goods.

    Addendum: It looks as if there's also a form that's supposed to be filled out by the importer: http://forms.cbp.gov/pdf/CBP_Form_3311.pdf. Not sure if that means me, or if UPS might have filled this out (and I'm sure charged me $6.50 to do it, which may well be fair enough).
     
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    $6.50 is worth it and I'm willing to pay. Did you get hit with a brokerage fee too and for how much? Im hesitant to buy from overseas because of the customs/brokerage fees. It's just a pain in the neck and unfortunate considering how strong the dollar is compared to euro
     
  14. ThArtOfWardrobe

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    I had to pay $64 in brokerage fees on a pair of shells.
     
  15. FrankCowperwood

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    Yes, the $6.50 is a fee, then duty was $61 or 8.5%. As far as I can tell this is an error, though understandable since the package wasn't properly marked. It is a little bit of a pain though, and I can understand why you would hesitate. Note that DHL has not charged fees, just UPS.
     
  16. NAMOR

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    For FedEx?
     
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    Good point. Thanks. I do fill a trubalance pretty fully I think. I'll check again tonight.

    Or maybe I should get to a store to try on some Barrie last. I just really want a pair of LWBs!
     
  18. FrankCowperwood

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    Boots were assessed at a value of $722. My experience with these things is limited to this one instance, but my guess is that the variation in totals will depend on how much of a brokerage fee a carrier charges and what the duty rate is for a given item. The duty rate is most likely different for different goods.

    Still waiting for Linda from UPS to call me back... must have one person dealing with this. :cloud:
     
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    What did you get? Frans Boone has sick make ups. The Ravello Indy on plaza last is great
     
  20. FrankCowperwood

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    Mine are the Grant last captoe parajumpers in #8. Really like the shape and the bright brass eyelets/speed hooks.
     
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