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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. FelixM

    FelixM Member

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    I have a quick question , cant find any inof anywhere on this..perhaps some of you guys have experience in this dept.

    I a m planning on buying a pair of shoes from the UK and have them shipped to the U.S how much could I expect to pay to U.S customs for a shoe that costs around 400 GBP?
    Also are there any preferred couriers on this?

    Any help on this would be great.

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    like your style, my friend! Never walk into a room and hear, "we have the same shoes"!
     
  3. mimo

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    You're too kind. Normal it's more like "wtf?"! And if the shoes are more conservative, maybe the laces and/or socks get some randomness. Well I do usually wear a three piece suit, so it's good to put some chili pepper on it...

    By the way, if you find any of your wonders in a US 10E, I'm your man...spectators, triple-soled gunboats...the more distinctive, the better!
     
  4. woolymammoth

    woolymammoth Senior member

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    I order from John Lobb.

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  5. kwhunter

    kwhunter Senior member

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    Awesome, thanks for sharing.
     
  6. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Tell us about the ordering process - did you send outlines of your feet?
     
  7. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    Around 8.5% depending upon construction, how the sender filled out the customs form, and phase of the moon.
    Plus $25-30 brokerage fee with UPS or Fedex.
    Plus around $10 for DHL.
    Likelihood of those charges is near certain with UPS/Fedex and around 20% with DHL based on my experience.
    Fedex might call and ask you to fill out a form 5106.

    Ask the retailer to use Royal Mail/Parcel Force/USPS.
    Chances are very low of getting hit with any fees.
    I think there's a 2kg limit on packages though.
     
  8. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    don't see them on lobb's webstore online...
     
  9. woolymammoth

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    It is the John Lobb Vintage 1999...the model is 10+ years discontinued. I ordered last winter and received in October.

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  10. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    what's the name of the JL model with the medallion stitched on?
     
  11. woolymammoth

    woolymammoth Senior member

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    This one? John Lobb Seymour...discontinued model but not sure when it was discontinued. I ordered the shoe last winter and received in October.

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  12. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    not captoe, i meant the actual medallion is sewn into the leather.
     
  13. woolymammoth

    woolymammoth Senior member

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    I am not familiar with that model.
     
  14. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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  15. mcarthur

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    wear in good health
     
  16. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    cigar wt boot
    argyles otc
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  17. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Mmmm....scotchgrain I like....did I mention my size? Hook me up, man...it's all too goooood...
     
  18. kwhunter

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    Thanks uncle
     
  19. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    kwhunter, awsome shoes!
     
  20. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    ravello wt boot
    argyles otc
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