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G & G and EG shoes on sale at Edwards of Manchester

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Toffee, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think the only difference is that the II has a little pointed edge on the heel cap design whereas the StJ is rounded.
     
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  2. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    You can always darken shoes. Polish with black or burgundy polish.
     
  3. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Yes, the peak heel counter is the only difference.
     
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  4. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    I find vintage cherry a lot more versatile than chestnut or tan, and can be easily darkened.
     
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  5. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Congrats on the EG purchase, Michael
     
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  6. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    The shipping is lightning fast for the UK. I ordered my EGs on Tuesday and they arrived at my office today. DHL was the carrier and I paid no duties. :slayer:
     
  7. earthdragon

    earthdragon Senior member

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    Congrats on the Shoes. I have been " stung" by DHL a couple of times - usually a week or two later...
     
  8. FlaneurNYC

    FlaneurNYC Senior member

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    Thanks.

    Ah, I see about the custom fees. I thought they might hold the shoes hostage, so when they arrived DHL without a customs charge I was under the impression I'd lucked out.
     
  9. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    No, the pain comes later.
     
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  10. mmmtttt

    mmmtttt Senior member

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    Got my boots from the sale (Loake Kempton). The boots are gorgeous, shipping was fairly fast (5 days including weekend to Canada) and I am all in all very very pleased with my purchase.

    Except for the magic DHL bill that is, which comes out to 32% of the purchase price (shipping included for some reason) + 10$ of fees from DHL. Welcome to Canada...
     
  11. jrd617

    jrd617 Senior member

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    Always ask for Royal Mail when buying stuff from the UK if you don't want to get hit by customs fees

    You're guaranteed to get hit with Fedex and DHL. Royal Mail rarely checks, but those private companies ALWAYS do
     
  12. mmmtttt

    mmmtttt Senior member

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    This is what I was able to gather after the fact. Live and learn I guess, luckily it wasn't on some actually expensive shoes.
     
  13. earthdragon

    earthdragon Senior member

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    Some retailers (Loro Piana UK) will only work with specific companies (Fedex, UPS etc).
    I got PHUKED a couple of years ago on a pair of Fur Lined Boots, to the tune of hundreds = never again...
     
  14. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    +1. I hate these bastards. After the first time I was hit by Fedex and DHL, I get hit every time. I think they "tag" your account.
     
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  15. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    What is the customs charge for shipments to the U.S.?
     
  16. jrd617

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    I'd imagine it varies by item. There are different duties for different materials, countries of origin etc.

    But you definitely don't want to find out the hard way. Guaranteed to suck on anything artisinal and $400+ value
     
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  17. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    still waiting for my order to be shipped, EG is taking their time to fulfill orders from stock items...
     
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  18. tdude

    tdude Senior member

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    Received my Inverness. No customs. :)
     
  19. jas0nt

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    You and me both.
     
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  20. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Mark did tell me it would be this week that they receive the shoes from EG factory, I thought the turn around time within UK is like 2 working days like Tricker's and Loakes. Oh wells... just have to wait.
     
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