Official Paul Smith Shoe Thread... all PS shoe questions here

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  1. RFX45

    RFX45 Senior member

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    The Bihars are about $50 cheaper at MilanClothing compared to the PS UK site.
     
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    I paid $390 through the UK PS online store... saved at least $100... not sure what to expect for customs though, but still gonna save some instead of buying stateside.

    The only place i saw Ricards was on Barney's website or zee and company
     
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    ^^ yea sorta, doesnt look as sleek as Ricard tho

    I put vibram rubber topsole on my Ricards to get the same effect
     
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    Yeah the rubber sole gives it a more casual, somewhat rugged look. It doesn't look as narrow by the toe either. I think PS should have put commando soles on them instead to separate itself from the Ricards completely. If their going to give it a thicker sole, why not go all out and make a rugged boots? Barneys also have the Barry, a cap-toe dress-sneaker suede shoes? http://www.barneys.com/Barry/500151796,default,pd.html [​IMG] Same with the Rocco, except it's a wingtip. http://www.barneys.com/Rocco/500151780,default,pd.html [​IMG]
     
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    Yeah i saw those earlier today.... chunkier haha Not in my size though.

    Gonna glance around the other places you peeps suggested, thanks [​IMG]
     
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    the oxblood Bihar boot has been one of my fave PS shoes in a while and will be it for the near and further future (I've said that before!). Huge props to zippy for the size warning, I would have otherwise gotten a boot that was waaaaay to big and lost on some serious $ returning that shit and paying 2 customs fees (which just arrived today on the Bihar [​IMG] )
     
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    I'm waiting for the customs fees from FedEx too, I wonder if I'll get one from USPS too?

    I hope it wasn't as big of an amount as last time GS.
     
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    KitAkira Wait! Wait! I gots an opinion!

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    It is a chore to not pull the trigger on the black Bihars from milanclothing.... Someone buy the remaining sz.7s so I don't slip up!
     
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    PS just released the "Buster" boots, it is practically the Ricards with a rubber sole.
    http://www.barneys.com/Buster/500149597,default,pd.html
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    Yay for speed laces.

    the oxblood Bihar boot has been one of my fave PS shoes in a while and will be it for the near and further future (I've said that before!). Huge props to zippy for the size warning, I would have otherwise gotten a boot that was waaaaay to big and lost on some serious $ returning that shit and paying 2 customs fees (which just arrived today on the Bihar [​IMG] )

    Glad to be able to help.
    How much did they end up charging?

    I'm waiting for the customs fees from FedEx too, I wonder if I'll get one from USPS too?

    I hope it wasn't as big of an amount as last time GS.


    You should be safe with the USPS order. They collect the fees when they deliver.
     
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    You should be safe with the USPS order. They collect the fees when they deliver.

    That would be awesome, the shoes were cheaper and no custom fees incurred... I may have saved $100 from ordering from MilanClothing. Thanks for that website again Zippy. I also thought it would take forever to get here since all the reports I've read about the customs at USPS holding packages for 10-30 business days w/o notice, not to mention they have the crappiest tracking system ever.
     
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    I'm waiting for the customs fees from FedEx too, I wonder if I'll get one from USPS too?

    I hope it wasn't as big of an amount as last time GS.


    $61.11, about what I thought

    The duty rate on shoes is much lower than on wool jackets. From what zippy had quoted before from the customs book, it's something like 6-7% for shoes, but something outrageous like 13% for wool garments. No more coats from UK PS!
     
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    Not bad, with the customs fees, it is still about $50+ cheaper if you include tax if purchased here in the U.S. so not a bad deal I guess.
     
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    If the PS store had them they'd probably be about $530 + sales tax = $577ish

    they cost me $403 shipped + 61.11 = savings of about $113 vs buying local
     
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    Actually, Bihars are $575 at Neiman Marcus and Barney's.
     

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