- Aug 14, 2019
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Thought I’d log on to style forum to see if there were any more hot takes on the thousand dollar fleece
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Take 1: It's pretty cool. Take 2: It's crazy expensive.Thought I’d log on to style forum to see if there were any more hot takes on the thousand dollar fleece
This is all true but there is great scope for jokes here which is not being explored.Take 1: It's pretty cool. Take 2: It's crazy expensive.
I can't imagine any takes aside from these. If they want to charge $995 for a Casentino fleece, that Casentino better be Vicuna.
It depends on what you ordered. It the item was manufactured outside the U.K. (and possibly outside the EU, I’m not sure) then you will have duty to pay. If the item was made in the U.K. then your country’s VAT must be paid, either by Drake’s at source, or by you to the courier on receipt, along with a charge from the courier for paying the VAT on your behalf.Did anyone from the EU receive a Drake’s order from the UK, and if so, what import duties did you pay? Still pretty unclear how this all works exactly.
I've received one of two orders (to Germany). No taxes, no problem, delievered right to my door. I wrote customer service during the sale after placing my first order if I had to expect paying taxes, this was their response:Did anyone from the EU receive a Drake’s order from the UK, and if so, what import duties did you pay? Still pretty unclear how this all works exactly.
Yes, there are plenty of companies that haven’t got their heads round it fully yet - some aren’t even selling to Europe at the moment. It looks like Drake’s are an example of how to get international sales rightI am very happy they handled it this way. I ordered a wool cardigan from Campbells of Beauly in January (after Brexit) and the import taxes and whatnot was a hefty...
Hope this helps.
Casentino sold out on Drakes UK site.It doesn't really have the same charm, but if someone is looking for an alternative to the Drake's fleece, Filson has a safety orange fleece. The material isn't as nubby -- it's more of a smooth knitted material. If you google the product name (Filson Ridgeway Fleece), you can find some fit pics. I think the Drake's one looks better when worn, but this one is more affordable ($150).
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