The Ultimate Toronto Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by scatterbrain, Dec 29, 2014.

  1. Allen Dreadmon

    Allen Dreadmon Senior member

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    Barney's has some Drake's ties ($59) and pocket squares ($29) right now. If you have a US mailbox, it's a okay deal. Otherwise, they tack on duties at checkout.
     


  2. akoustas

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    Yeah but once you do the exchange rate conversion, shipping and duties you're at about 110 anyways.

    Now is probably one of the few times shopping at a major Canadian retailer makes some sense. They're able to hedge the fx fluctuations and eat some of the cost. Not to say there hasn't been an effect, but in many cases you're not getting that great of a deal from us imports even when on sale.
     
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  3. CanadaCal

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    Aside from the fact that the US still offers much better selection, and products we can't get here. Which is still why I'm buying mostly down there. Its getting painful...


    But you are correct, Canadian retailers are not at a disadvantage price wise right now.
     


  4. akoustas

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    Yes. They need to be stocking something you'd actually want to buy, which is a pretty tall order at times....
     


  5. RogerP

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    It's getting damned near impossible to purchase from a US retailer with our plummeting dollar. I agree that in a lot of instances prices are cheaper here now retail versus retail as they haven't been adjusted (read raised) quickly enough to compensate for the falling dollar. And that's before you factor in the duties lottery, which isn't as winnable as it once was.
     


  6. Steel28

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    Had a pleasure of meeting @MG85 and another great example of our T.O thread helping it's members.
     


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    ...or any online retailers (read SF affiliates/favourites) that sell their wares based in $US - Luxire, Sam Hober etc.
     


  8. NickInTO

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    Makes it a great opportunity for Rick at Spier, Ideyi at LF and Jok at GTA Shoeshine.

    And hopefully some other people can realize an opportunity.
     


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    Spier has gotten a lot more business than usual from me. [​IMG]
     
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  10. tricky

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    I'm glad to see things going well for Rick.
     


  11. chiggyv

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    Can't wait for Spier to open up downtown (this March?). I'm itching for a cheap source of quality slim fit OCBDs.
     


  12. MG85

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    Great to meet you to. Glad I could help and sorry again for the confusion. Enjoy your trip!
     
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  13. spiermackay

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    You mean inexpensive, affordable and of great value, haha [​IMG]
     


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    Anyone have any recommendations for NYE? The ideal for me would be a black-tie optional near downtown, preferably with live music; we're into dancing the night away, but not very clubby.

    Saw this but don't know about black-tie and Bee Gees. There's also this out by the airport, but again, I'd prefer downtown... surprised there isn't something at one of the swankier hotels.


    Newer to town (relatively speaking), so definitely appreciative of some local wisdom.
     


  15. TO Tie Guy

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    The Old Mill is not by the airport. It is between Bloor West and Kingsway. It is right on the subway line, with free transit running all night on NYE I would strongly consider it. (Subway station - Old Mill)
     


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