Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by scatterbrain, Dec 29, 2014.
That is robbery
It looks like you got hit with 18% customs/duties. What is the break down of the fees? Is it like below?
Price of jacket = $200.00
Customs/duties (18%) = $ 36.00
HST (13%) = $ 30.68
CP processing fee = $ 10.00
Total = $276.68
Did the package clearly state that the jacket was manufactured in the USA? If so then yeah you should definitely contest it. You should get back $36.00 in customs and duties as well as $4.68 back in HST as customs and duties are subject to the HST.
I think safest bet is trying Samuelson mtm first. Good value proposition.
That was the breakdown. I refused the package and requested a CBSA assessment. Does anyone have any idea how long that will take?
I'm in Mississauga.
So, the places downtown aren't really bespoke ? I've heard great things about Garrison but I'm not sure how they stack up price wise.
I took a look at their site but they don't mention a Toronto/GTA location...How are they quality wise ? Thanks =)
I'm in Mississauga, so that works out perfectly. I went through their site and their stuff seems okay - how's the quality ? I wouldn't mind paying more for something that will last. Thanks!
I can highly recommend Thomas Henry Made. I've bought a lot of MTM and bespoke, and I think he had a great product and a good price point. $1,200 for all in MTM and I'm very happy with the fit. Definitely worth checking out.
S&M is good, just didn't work for me. Garrisons is good, but I'm over their experience and price point is closer to the $2K (which you just don't need to do to get a good custom job). My opinion and experience of course.
Check out Trend Custom Tailors - my experience there is great. And it's true bespoke. Plus Don is really passionate and touring his location is pretty awesome. There's a bespoke shoe guy on site which I thought was pretty cool.
I don't recommend Garrison at all. My experience was terrible and same with others I know.
S&M is great for the price point. Rick is a stand up guy and super knowledgeable.
Samuelsohn don't have stores, but offer their wares through Harry Rosen, The Bay and I believe Rego in the Exchange Tower. Fully canvassed and often spoken of as very high quality and on par with many higher priced brands. I tried on a suit at The Bay the other day and it fit amazingly. Very nice. It was about $1200 for OTR.
I walk by Garrison every day on my way to and from work. The suits/jackets displayed in their windows look nice. They clearly have business from local sports teams and such. I have no experience with them (their "by appointment only" hours posted on their front door isn't very inviting). I get the impression that they are not clamoring for walk in business and from the stories I've heard they might not give you the best customer service if you don't come in making it clear that money is no object. This is all just from reviews I've read. Maybe they are really nice and willing to work with cheapskates like me. No idea. Not sure why no one from there posts on an obvious forum such as this one.
Check out this thread : Custom Suiting Toronto
I'm glad to hear someone had a positive experience with them. What have you commissioned so far?
I had a talk with Rick some time ago, and a MTM 2pc suit is something around 700 (full canvas) with their in house fabrics. Options he talked about were awesome though, full lapel styling, button stance and gorge height choices. He told me a few people commision Eidos style jackets for around 400-550 so it seems pretty solid. The stuff is made in China? but quality seems rather good.
I'll probably swing by more frequently when they head to toronto or when I have time to go there on a weekend.
I thought Rick had his stuff made in India? Perhaps he can chime in...
As for trend, I've had a number of shirts made in Thomas Mason fabrics I believe (been a while) and the fit is perfect, and the experience was great too. Plastic buttons at that price is my only minor gripe but good otherwise. I've never heard of bad reviews for Trend?
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