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٭٭٭ No Man Walks Alone - Official Affiliate Thread ٭٭٭

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gdl203, Aug 15, 2013.

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  1. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    You now look so much like NewYorkIslander that it's really starting to creep me out.
     
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  2. mktitsworth

    mktitsworth Senior member

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    Those should be in the photo too.
     
  3. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    i have heard that about big johns. :rimshot:


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  4. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    This is a social phenomenon called SF convergence. It really is a sub-segment of the theory of evolution, and its main tenet is that when grown men hang out together on a clothing forum long enough, they all start looking the same.
     
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  5. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    I'm outta here.
     
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  6. coolron

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    This is true, I am working on a beard now too. It's just a stubble beard right now though (struggle beard?).
     
  7. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Does this mean I might actually get taller if I hang out with Manton?
     
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  8. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Or will Manton start wearing Yoji hanging with Parker?
     
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    Great, thanks!

    No worries, I'm going to imagine the fit from Frank's pick and the color from yours and see if I can keep myself from ....
     
  10. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    ^ someone photoshop this !
     
  11. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    @Parker you get taller, he gets shorter and you both will grow beards. It's inevitable.
     
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    ^ someone photoshop this
     
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  13. Asian Afro

    Asian Afro Senior member

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    Well, my package has arrived, and I was only hit with 13% tax. :)

    Yes, I'm happy because I was prepared for 30%. Paying 13% is like buying these items locally and having to pay the HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) in Ontario, which I can accept.

    Here's the breakdown:

    Declared value: US$2,784.00
    Value for duty: CA$2,887.29 <= Conversion of declared value
    HST: CA$375.35 (13% of value for duty)
    Handling fees: CA$9.95

    Total damage: CA$385.30

    So, it's definitely worth shipping USPS. I received two other (much smaller) packages earlier this week, one via USPS and another via Royal Mail. Both went untaxed because the value declared was much less than the paid value. (I did not ask the sellers to do this.)

    Now I'm going to open the package. :D
     
  14. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Senior member Moderator

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    Everything about my first order was perfect. Couldn't be happier.

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  15. Asian Afro

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    OK, I've cut off all the return tags. My best online order ever.

    Sorry, no pics, but here are my short impressions.

    Off-white Butteros: Size 40 fits my US 8 feet perfectly. (If you are a little bigger than 8 but less than 8.5 then go with 41.)

    Oliver Spencer burgundy varsity jacket/bomber: Heavier than I expected, but perfectly fine for Canadian weather. Great fit for me in small (my suit size is 38).

    LBM polo coat: Greg's right in that most people need to size up. Size 48 fits my skinny body perfectly, but there is no room underneath for a sport coat. This is fine with me since I dress business casual for work. I have other overcoats for layering.

    Inis Meain sweaters: Size small fits me perfectly in the shoulders, sleeves and body length. This is true for the gansey, the button-up mock neck, and the Aran crew neck. Never felt a nicer knit. Must get more.
     
  16. NiceToHave

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    Has anyone got stuff shipped to the EU? Any tax/duties stories to tell?
    My few orders from the States have always got "caught" in customs = custom fees + 25% VAT on price (or well it's 20% when you add it on top of the price)
     
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    There was never any other possibility, btw. Packages shipped with USPS/Canada Post containing clothing cannot incur import duties of more than 13% + $10 handling. That is the duty rate.

    It is couriers who add "brokerage fees" and hidden charges.
     
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  18. Asian Afro

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    Hmmm...I've had packages from Europe taxed at around 30% when delivered by a courier, where the stated brokerage fee was only a small part of that. I'm going to have to insist on regular post from now on.

    (Just read your post more carefully: does this mean orders from Europe can incur a higher duty?)

    The good news for Greg is I'm going to place another order in the near future. :) I hope USPS becomes an official delivery option.
     
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    Royal Mail delivered by Canada Post is subject to the same 13% import duty. As long as the import fees are levied directly by Canada Customs and the delivery is by Canada Post, it doesn't get any higher than that.

    Duties of 20%+ were invented by third-party delivery companies in order to profit. There is no reason to support them.
     
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  20. SoGent

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    shooting in the dark here . . . . anyone has a fit pic of the pub jacket ?
     

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