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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. fitchottie

    fitchottie Senior member

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    Never mind... Price is not low enough for first qualitys that have been worn 4 times....returning ....
     


  2. lummers13

    lummers13 Well-Known Member

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    Barrie last on a crepe sole
     
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  3. CTYGGG

    CTYGGG Senior member

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    Edgein Senior member

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    I sold some Alden color 8 loafers on *bay which the buyer wants to return. He says they fit like 11.5 when they are marked 11 D. Is it possible that shell could stretch 1/2 size? If anyone is interested, PM me. Thanks
     


  5. FrankCowperwood

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    Well, anyone around here asking if shell stretches gets a resounding no from some very knowledgeable parties. My guess is that a half-size difference is highly improbable. Seems to be me that if they are marked 11 and were sold as 11 then it is a clear case of periculum emptoris. Of course, it is your seller rating.
     


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    Is it on the Barrie last? Could it be so simple as the fact that your buyer didn't understand that a 11D on Barrie fits like a 11.5D TTS shoe?
     


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    AldenLuver Senior member

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    I agree with the 3 eyelets, but AE is a far cry from Alden.
     


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    Debatable. At least the AE brogued offering won't be missing any perfs.:D
     


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    That's tough, most cigar Indy boots are on the trubalance. Leffot carries the cigar Indy with the commando sole on the trubalance, and Alden NYC carries it on the double leather sole but in trubalance as well. Could always purchase the Frans Boone make-up and have a cobbler like B Nelson resole them to your liking if the Barrie last is a must.
     


  11. zippyh

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    So much misinformation lately (not aimed at you CTYGGG).

    1. Frans Boone is in Netherlands. VAT is 19% there. And to figure out what you'll pay less VAT, you don't take 19% off the top. Divide the vat included price by 1.19. (It's an exercise for the reader to determine how to do this for a 20% VAT.)
    2. Frans Boone ships via UPS or Fedex outside of Benelux region. It says so right on their web page.
    3. You shouldn't be having to pay any customs for made in USA goods entering the USA. You may or may not get hit with brokerage fees. Fedex charges $25. Don't know what UPS charges but it's probably similar. DHL is under $10 I think. And if you do happen to be buying UK or Italian made shoes, the customs rate should be around 9%.
    Even if you get a shipment via global mail/usps, there's still a chance you could get hit with customs although it's unlikely.
    And of course more than likely, you're also supposed to be sending in your state use tax.

    Also there is some level of Fedex service which includes the brokerage. I know that the Bureau Belfast uses that level of service. Their shipping is expensive (30gbp I think) but I've never received a customs bills due to a package sent from them and I receive it within a couple days. Given how much Frans Boone is charging for shipping perhaps they're using that service. This is pure speculation on my part.
     


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    that's too bad...I just want a Indy boot style but in a slimmer profile.
     


  13. AldenLuver

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    Alden's LHS loafer is on the Van last which runs large like the Barrie.
     


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    LeatherSoul did make up in the Indy Boot on the Plaza last a little while back.
     


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    Zippyh, thanks for setting the record straight. My VAT math is rusty and I apologize for any misinformation on my part.
     


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