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The Ultimate Toronto Thread

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

  1. Caligari

    Caligari Senior Member

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    [​IMG] Great attitude!
     
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  2. gs77

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    OK, this was meant as a joke, no judgement of your character. English is not even my second language, so maybe I should have used original "aversion" instead of "anger".
    Don't know what they've done, but they offered a chance to make it up, didn't they? It's a service business, people for people, omissions happen...

    Having drinks or not having drinks is not exactly my idea of saving money...
     


  3. ahjota

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    Sitting in Pearson waiting for my flight home to Portland. Sadly I had almost zero time to explore the GTA as my work had me doing 12-14 hours every day. Went to a few local restaurants in Mississauga - the highlights of which were Adobo Café close to Dixie Rd and a Korean place called Miga. I did stop by Spier and Mackay earlier this afternoon and got measured for shirts. Jason over there was great to work with.

    Do hope to come back on my own time and see the town and try out those recommendations from several pages back.
     


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    No worries, it was taken as a joke. And good on you for posting here. I can barely scrape together 25 words in what would technically be my third language.
     


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    Finally lost the duties lottery yesterday. A 350 usd item, used. Got hit with roughly 30 bux of cdn duties.

    Was shipped usps.
     


  6. RogerP

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    I finally won yesterday after 4 or 5 losses in a row. All postal shipments. My long established ratio has been literally reversed.
     


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    Lost on a pair of shell Aldens this week shipped USPS - around 80 duties.

    Have another pair of shell Alden boots coming this week via UPS...God help me but I can't even imagine how much I'll get hit :(
     


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    I have lost everything in the past few weeks. 4-5 also
    From 1-200 EP shipments to Carmina boots. All issued full taxes and or duties.
    Alden are appealing to me more and more. At least you know HST is worse case.
     


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    The combination of crushing duties and horrendous exchange rate is definitely putting a big chill on my shoe purchase plans. If a local option doesn't exist, I'll pretty much have to take a pass going forward.
     


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    UPS? Buy lube now. You'll thank me later.
     


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    :( I know. I'm guessing a couple of hundred. Ugh.
     


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    Also UPS supposedly charges the highest "brokerage fees" and doesn't miss a chance to charge the maximum possible in duties and taxes. [​IMG]
     


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    Alden are made in the USA so shouldn't have duties, just brokerage and HST, right?
     


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    If it's not too late, self clear the package at Pearson to skip out on the UPS brokerage fees.
     


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    Anyone know any places downtown to buy buttons for a suit jacket? Do any of those fabric stores on Queen sell them?
     


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