- Aug 6, 2017
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I was brought the above Fox Flannel for CMT. Customer had been holding onto it for a while. I declared the fabric as it was worth with UPS, $1,300 CAD (as paid by the customer)--good thing I did because Chinese customs asked for the receipt for proof before they could release it. I was charged $400 CAD in duties to have it cleared.I suppose that one difference between MTM and Bespoke is that with bespoke you’re more likely to be able to bring your own fabric?
I'm not opposed to taking CMT orders. I'm trying to figure out a way to make it easier and more cost efficient. Merchant Fox, as an example, sells fabrics for around 160 pounds a metre; but as someone with an account with Fox Brothers, the fabric costs me almost a third of that price. If you came to me wanting Fox Brothers, you could probably save $1,000 rather than buying the fabric yourself and pursuing CMT; the duties for Pedro's Fox Brothers from the UK was $80 USD. A lot, but still better than the $400 CAD plus +170 CAD it can cost to ship it and then with the difference from not buying the fabric through a guy that has an account.
Bespoke is much less hassle. You just... drop it off.