Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Get Smart, Sep 8, 2010.
they are from the bureau
namor those tassels loafers are
Whoa! Thanks, Zippyh!
Just to add, herring shoes gave me 10%off instead of free trees, so make sure to pick the better deal for your purchase.
based on the prices i would only buy from shoehealer and STP (best prices but is a crap shoot i agree)
For standard stock models, Pediwear is slightly cheaper than the others if you've purchased from them before.
Both Shoe Healer and Pedi offer free shipping, trees, and polish on standard models.
Pedi offers a 5% repeat Tricker's buyer discount.
Also Pedi offers the extras on their special makeups. Pedi photography is also second only to AE in terms of making their shoes look unappealing.
Of course Shoe Healer blows them all away with MTOs and special makeups.
I forgot about superdenim.co.uk who have some interesting special makeups from time to time.
They were kind of slow to ship but no problems. They use DHL for USA orders.
Also Frans Boone has some interesting stuff but I've never ordered from them.
Herring shoes used to have a 10% twitter code almost all the time but I haven't seen it for months.
FYI, Herring Shoes sent me a pair of Loake with defect without advance notification. There is a can of polish with the shoes. I've no idea if the polish is free by default or it is makeup. They used UPS with brokerage. The reply to my enquiry is just with one sentence while Pediwear and Shoe Healer both gave very detailed replies.
Could you post STP's url?
Sierra Trading Post.
They sell overstocks and seconds though I don't think I've ever seen Tricker's seconds there.
You need to get on their mailing list and wait for a coupon. They seem to hit about every other day if not more often.
Does anyone have a pair in Alden grant last?
If Im UK 7,5 in Tricker's country lasts, I should get a US 8,5, right? US 8(D) will be too narrow?
I know zippyh wears the same size in grant/barrie, but other google results do not confirm this.
edit: nevermind, US 8D on Grant last will be too small for my UK 7,5 on 4497/4444
The boots look great. I really like the coffee. Are these the same as have been described here as the "not Stows?" I'm curious how you find that they fit in comparison to Aldens. This last is said to be a bit narrow. How does the sizing compare to, say, the Barrie last? Thanks in advance.
Thanks, Simplicio. You know, believe it or not, I've never had a pair of Barrie last shoes/boots. The good news (for me, anyway) is that I suspect that these Tricker's Derby boots fit similarly to the Barrie last. Allow me to explain. These are definitely wider than the Leydon last, which I do own. I would not describe these Tricker's as narrow. I think they're accurate for an American "D" width, similar to Allen Edmonds' "D" width, for instance. I do notice some looseness in the heel, however, which has widely been described as an attribute of the Barrie last. So I'm thinking that - being wider than the Leydon last and loose in the heel - they are probably pretty similar to the Barrie last. But that's a guess because, as I mentioned, I do not own any Barrie last Aldens.
I also do not own any Tricker's Stow boots, so I can't compare them. In fact, in looking through the different retailers' websites, I can't tell the difference between any of the Tricker's wing tip boots. Can anybody else shed some light on this? What's the difference between the Derby, the Stow and the Malton boots?
^ I believe the differences are all in terms of width. The Derby boots (assuming you mean the ones on STP) are on the narrowest last (someone listed it earlier, but I forget what it was), Stows are in the middle with a different last and a 5 fitting, and Maltons are the widest with a 6 fitting.
Can anyone speak to experiences with customs and brokerage fees buying from UK retailers and shipping to the US? I'm specifically wondering about Shoe Healer.
My not Stows in 8 1/2 UK fit a tad narrower my Alden longwings in 9D on the Barrie last.
There are two main Country lasts. The 4497 and the 4444.
The 4444 is bigger around the instep than the 4497 but otherwise similar shape. The 4497 itself is a generous fit.
A fitting 5 is medium width and a fitting 6 is wide.
There seem to be 4 main county boot styles, wingtip (Stow and Malton); plain toe (Burford), cap toe (Eaton), longwing boot (aka galosh).
The wingtip and plain toe boots are usually on the 4497. The cap toe and longwing are usually on the 4444.
The wingtip shoe (Bourton, Keswick and many others) is on the 4444.
The plain toe shoe (Kendal and others) is on the 4497.
The STP Not Stow boot is on the 2298 I believe. The Paisley wingtip shoe and Richard longwing shoe are on the 2298.
It's a narrower fit than the 4497.
Customs/Brokerage Fee Crapshoot
DHL. I've had fairly good luck with avoiding them with DHL. About $5 for brokerage fees plus the customs charge (should be about 9%).
They seem to be lazy and pick one of the "other" classifications and you get hit with a slightly higher charge but it hasn't been worth the effort to try and get it corrected since the difference was less than $10.
DHL will deliver and send you a bill.
Shoe Healer, Tricker's ebay shop use DHL.
Fedex. Depends on the level of service the shipper uses. Their brokerage fees are in the $30 range plus the customs. They seem to get the classification correct.
Your shipment may get held up because they want you to file an importer of record form.
When I've ordered from the Bureau, they seems to use a brokerage included service. Never gotten a bill.
With other Fedex shipments, you can almost be certain of a charge.
Fedex will deliver and send you a bill.
The Bureau and Paul Smith use Fedex.
UPS. Only had 2 UPS international shipments. One I got charged $58; the other made it through with no charge.
No idea what the breakdown of charges were. The bill was COD too.
Herring and sometimes Pediwear use UPS.
Royal Mail/Parcel Force
Never been charged anything.
Pediwear uses Royal Mail/Parcel Force if requested.
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