***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. wigglr

    wigglr Senior member

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    How obvious haha [​IMG]
     


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    625 is the norm. Alden sf and Shoemart are very good choices.
     


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    Hi mate, thank you. Shipping from Aus is brutal, I know, however, we get charged $10 additionally that goes to US Customs for all parcels which only adds to the overall cost.

    In any case, I'll PM you pics of the boots after I take them for you to make an informed decision.

    P.S. Sorry to hear you bought a size that doesn't fit as well as you'd hoped.
     


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    Yeah, i always try to avoid UPS or Fedex on intl mail if possible. The post office may take a few extra days to a week, but at least there is usually no fee or import tax. Ups usually just sends a bill a few weeks after surprising you with an amount pretty much guaranteed.
     


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    wigglr Senior member

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    Does anybody have experience with returning Aldens to Sky Valet?
     


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    It's sort of mysterious why UPS and FedEx charge extra when USPS and DHL don't. I've had things delivered within a week through a hand-off from foreign PS to USPS. Perfectly satisfactory. And DHL is as fast by any measure as UPS or FedEx. Too bad you don't get to choose your delivery method in most cases.
     


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    DHL will charge you but it seems to be randomly applied and their clearance fees are only around $12.
    USPS packages can also get hit with customs/duty although it's rare and there's no clearance fee.
     


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    Sorry for bad quality photo
    Indy 403 First day! God! this boots is great!
     


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    So UPS and FedEx are just more consistent then, I suppose. Oh well. Ultimately, it's a cost of ordering something internationally that we have to accept, as long as it's accurate. Ideally it would be uniformly administered too, but there you go.
     


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    Check out Howardyount.com.
     


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    I don't think I've ever had an import tax charge from the usps on anything under $1000. Might just be my luck though
     


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    Those colors look good together! Nice shoes, btw! I expect mine in the mail today!
     


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    WOW,

    I got a door tag from UPS indicating that I owe $112.23. They must be tripping! I already paid 35 euro to have the aldens shipped to me from frans boone in the netherlands. No way I ever order aldens international again
     


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    My first pair of AldenĀ“s!


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    (Indy 40535)
     


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