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The Ultimate Toronto Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by scatterbrain, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. SirReveller

    SirReveller Well-Known Member

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    When I was in the Woolrirdge store I asked if he knew of anyone who did resoling and he said he's got a guy that charges round $150 (if I'm not mistaken).
     
  3. Spex

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    This came up on a thread on AAAC, but I thought Novelty can resole using a Goodyear welt, while Nick uses Blake. Is this correct or incorrect?

    I had some AEs resoled at Novelty and they came back looking exactly the same in terms of construction. Price was $125 (but note that after tax it's more like $140).
     
  4. SirReveller

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    Nick told me they can do both blake and goodyear. If I recall the conclusion of this debate from last year, Novelty and Nick's alike were both proclaimed to be your best choices in the city.
     
  5. CloudLi

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    Hello guys. Where can I find AE (or comparable quality) shoes under $250? I can wait for sales since I am planning to buy 3 or 4 pairs. Anywhere other than HR outlet?
     
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    Club Monaco is another option, though you could always wait for seconds sales and pray you don't get hit with fees at the border.
     
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    There was a time when BB sold their AEs for under $400 CAD and 30% or 40% off corporate sales were more frequent, but I think their prices have increased and the sales less frequent and not as good. I'm a bargain hunter myself, and finding the kind of deal you're looking for locally will be quite difficult, unless you are willing to buy used off of Kijiji.

    The very best and most consistent option is the AE Shoebank. I've used it and wasn't hit with customs duty, but I may have just been lucky. Also the exchange rate isn't as good as if used to be...oh well.
     
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    no customs for goods made in North America due to NAFTA........
     
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    That's true! I don't think you can beat the Shoebank then (but factor in $30 USD for shipping to Canada).
     
  10. Nik Telford

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    You still run the risk of getting hit with a brokerage fee and HST. Not terrible by any means though.
     
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    I once bought seconds from AE and I was still hit with some bullshit from Fedex.
     
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    So was I. I filled out a form, sent it to the CRA, and in a couple of weeks they mailed me a cheque.
     
  13. Nik Telford

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    I think fedex charges a $30 brokerage fee and they charge tax on top of that.
     
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    You can cut your costs with Fedex by setting up an account with them. It costs nothing to do, and their charges are diminished. No brainer really.
     
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    What's your shoe size? I have a pair of black AE derbies in 7.5D that I'm intending on getting rid of.

    But back on topic, the AE Shoebank is your best bet asides from buying used, like others have already said. Decent quality dress shoes don't tend to be in the price range and our dollar doesn't help.

    Although if you go back to some posts on this thread around March or so, a local startup was promoting their blake-stitched shoes for around $275 or so. Perhaps give them a ring.
     
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    When do seconds usually go on sale? How much does it cost usually? Am I going to be better off buying from Dack's under current exchange rate (Cheaney makes their shoes for 350 CAD when on sale)?
     
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    I did a MTO with Meermin (Classic line St James II) and it cost me $400 CAD after all the BS .....
     
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  18. Nik Telford

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    I think usually around 200-250 USD. Its been a few years since I've bought any so I'm not entirely sure.
     
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    It's called the 'advancement fee' and is only $10. However you can avoid it

    Correct
     
  20. CloudLi

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    Want new shoes though. I did not find what you mentioned local startup unless you mean LodinG. Seems like the quality is slightly lower than AE priced at $300+, I'd better end up with Dack's shoes.
     

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