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The Ultimate Toronto Thread

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

  1. Encore

    Encore Senior Member

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    Thank you.
     

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    Off topic I know, but... . We'll be in TO Saturday, mostly downtown. (Staying on Jarvis at Dundas, early dinner and opera.) I know where I would go but my wife is looking for good mid line clothing in larger sizes, 18-24 maybe. Neither cheap nor extravagant, neither trendy nor dull. Any ideas?
     

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    Anecdotally, I've heard this has to do with items being delivered into the GTA crossing at a CBSA port which is more diligent in collecting duties.

    When I was living in Downtown Toronto I was always getting nailed. Since moving to Southwestern Ontario 2 years ago I've yet to see a tax/duties bill from Canada Post.
     

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    Head to Queen West near Trinity Bellwoods. Anthropology has been a popular spot for my female counterparts, and there's a ton of other smaller women's stores along that strip.
     

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    When you guys sell things and receive offers you don't like, do you decline them or start crying like a snowflake? @Encore
     

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    When you guys low·balling people and get muted, do you consider about making realistic offer in the future or start crying like a snowflake?
     

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    to answer your question, I reject them, in the cases when I think the offer is too unrealistic, I mute people and tell them I mute them so that I don't waste their time in sending more offers.

    I don't know how to show list of people I mute in the forum, but I can tell u there's only one on the list. maybe I should add NNN too.
     

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    Hey guys,

    I just wanted to compare prices for re-soling shoes at cobblers. I got quoted $160 for a full resole with JR soles for my Florsheims at ShoeMedic at Oakville Place.
    I want to know if you guys know or any other places. The only two other places I know are Sole Survivor and Nick's, but I have not gone to the latter. I don't know what sole options they offer though.

    Thanks!
     

  9. suitforcourt

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    Francis - I will respond to this later today. I have used numerous award winning cobblers in Canada.

    Do not use Shoe Medic or Sole Survivor. Some guys here like Nicks, but I don’t. My full response with recommendations to come.
     

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    And around how long does a sole last? My soles take a beating because I can't help but wear them in the winter too. That would be on dry days but the salt is killer it looks like for the soles.
     

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    Depends on your rotation. I have 45 pairs of dress shoes and wear them 20-25 days a month. I recently resoled 2 pairs after 10 years of use. The one pair of Dacks went through heavy use for 5 years.

    To protect shoes, use rubber over shoes or over boots in the winter. It will prolong their life.
     

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    Wear boots.
     

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    Well, you likely won't get a year out of those soles if you're wearing them through the winter. Obviously, single leather soles don't last as long as double leather soles. Why not go to a cobbler and get a topy for $40-60?

    Seconded. Was never much of a boot guy until the last 1-2 winters.
     

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    Seconded.
     

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    Anyone ever consider Neos overshoes? A little overkill but given all the slush we’ve had could be good.

    Also where can i buy flat waxed laces in town?
     

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