The Ultimate Toronto Thread

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

  1. Nik Telford

    Nik Telford Senior member

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    Ahhh apparently I'm full of it. It seems that the notice I read was in relation to a recent outage but I read it without that context and it's been taken down. Sorry for the scare folks!
     


  2. Steel28

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    Well Gents, I guess I'll take it for the team...Canada Post just delivered my EG Galways from Skoak and I got hit with duties and HST for almost $400 bones. Insane.
     
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  3. Cityplace

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    I feel you man - did they even open the package?

    I also got hit for a North Sea Clothing Royal Mail sweater - first time for something through Royal Mail...
     


  4. Steel28

    Steel28 Senior member

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    Not sure, they just called me from the concierge desk in my condo. Going to pick it up from the Post office.

    I'm boiling but that's life.

    Leather Foot is starting to carry EG in September. I think that's the route I'll be taking. It actually might be less money buying it locally now after CP is doing their plundering.
     
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  5. TOstyle

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    EEffffffffffffff that.
     


  6. Bill Smith

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    Ouch!
     


  7. Steel28

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    Yes Gents, it's insane to say the least. I should frame these Galways like Mona Lisa painting.
     


  8. RogerP

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    Quote:Not what I want to hear with a pair of G&G inbound. Looks like rumours of a crackdown might just be true.
     


  9. Bill Smith

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    I stopped by Woolridge's yesterday around 5 and chatted with Ivor for a good half hour, didn't buy anything because I was on my way to an event last night. This guy knows the shoe business and how to properly fit shoes. I'm a size a 11 c on the Banrock device and I found out I was a 9.5 in a pair of Loake 1880 Chester Wingtip Brogues which I'm going to buy in the near future once he gets the mahogany colour in stock. Ivor is bringing in Cheaney shoes later on in the fall and I really hope he does well.
     
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  10. Steel28

    Steel28 Senior member

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    I hope it will not happen to you Roger. I had a few orders from Skoak and another EG Galways from Europe. This is first time I got hit.
     


  11. RogerP

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    Quote:That's my past experiene as well. Though the frequency of reports of recent shipments getting dinged is troubling. I have noticed the same on smaller purchases from other vendors that used to routinely sail through.
     


  12. TO Tie Guy

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    I'm still waiting for Leatherfoot to get their March order of Alden's in..:uhoh:
     


  13. BrooksLauren77

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    Great, I've got a pair of RM Williams boots inbound by Aussie Post, time to tighten my tinfoil hat.
     


  14. RogerP

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    Well if anyone has had and recent shipments - say in the last 3-4 weeks - come through untouched, by all means share the good news.
     


  15. BrooksLauren77

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    Outdated protectionist garbage for a barely existent domestic footwear industry.
     
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