***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

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

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  1. ThArtOfWardrobe

    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior member

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    Yes. They provide outstanding service and I'd order from there again if I could get the international fees figured out.
     
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  2. FrankCowperwood

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    If your shoes haven't shipped already make sure the mark the package very clearly as USA MADE GOODS. Hopefully that will help.
     


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    FRANS BOOOOONE!
     


  4. IRONHORSE

    IRONHORSE Well-Known Member

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    The premium are fees associated with the purchase like shipping, conversion fees and maybe this custom and brokerage fee. I was just rounding up the figure. I will definitely tell Frans about before my shoes get shipped out.

    I guess lessons learned about ordering an american product overseas...I wont do this again in the future, on a good note Frans is awesome to deal with. I have been Shelled!!!!:hide:
     


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    That happened to my Natural Chromexcel Wingtip Boots and Mike of Epaulet helped me send them back to Alden, where they resoled for free. Apparently, Alden must have considered them a defect. It happened to mine after 5 months of ownership. Probably 10 - 15 wears.
     


  6. Briar Snob

    Briar Snob Senior member

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    As I'm reading the discussion about order from Frans in Europe given the customs/duty fees, I'm wondering if anyone has experience ordering from The Bureau, and whether this was an issue there too?

    Thanks,

    Andrew
     


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    mikeharo Senior member

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    That happened to a pair of Rancourt penny loafers I have. I was not happy about it but my cobbler did a phenomenal job with a resole so we'll see.
     


  8. ThArtOfWardrobe

    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior member

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    I've ordered from The Bureau as well but didn't have to pay a customs or brokerage fee. I believe they shipped DHL but can't remember.
     


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    ^ I've received 2 orders from Carmina (both DHL) and no customs. Hate to beat a dead horse but this customs ish is holding me back from getting those boots from FRANS BOOOOONE!
     


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    Namor dont hold back some of there make up are awesome and they have some ready for fall delivery, to me it was worth the extra fee..
     


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    ^ I agree 2012. Conviction, Resolve, IRONHORSE!
     


  12. ThArtOfWardrobe

    ThArtOfWardrobe Senior member

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    If you're referring to the color 8 boots, those are pure sex. I was on the fence between those and the cigar longwings. Frans Boone's makeups make other retailers look stodgy.
     


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    Ordered about 5 or 6 times from the Bureau.
    They shipped FedEx. Never paid brokerage or duty.
    I think their shipping includes customs clearance.
    Shipments have been Trickers.
     


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    On the Fran Boone makeup, what do you guys think about the cigar shell PTB on a crepe sole? I like the cigar but I'm holding back because of the crepe sole. I would prefer a leather sole because it'll be more durable & lasting, I think. Any comment / advice?
     


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    I really love the hearty use of brass eyelets on frans boone's makeups.
     


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