The Ultimate Toronto Thread

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

  1. tricky

    tricky Senior member

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    I got hit recently with around $70-80 from Canada Post on a used item from the B&S :(
     
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    They're too in love w St. Crispins at that shop IMO
     
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    coiol Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know somewhere to get wool dress socks in the downtown core? I've heard the Harry Rosen outlet is good, but I don't want to travel all that way just for some socks.
     
  4. rwtc

    rwtc Senior member

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    TheBay on Queen has them on the 5th floor
     
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    Spex Senior member

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    Go to Brooks Brothers and buy 3 pairs to get a 25% discount. If you have their corporate discount card you will also get an additional 15% off, or even up to 30% off during their corporate discount days. I've started stocking up on these over the years and although not Marcoliani quality, they aren't bad.
     
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    Just got the belts. The value was stated at US$100 and the customs/tax bill was C$58. :fu:

    One of the belts was also shipped in the wrong size. :fu: :fu:
     
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    Brutal - sorry man.
     
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    I feel bad for you man. I wonder what the computation was to charge 58% of duties/taxes for your purchase.
     
  9. MrGimpy

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    The conversion from USD to CAD was 1.33. Then there's HST, a customs fee, HST on the customs fee, the Fedex "ROD Fee", and of course HST on the ROD Fee. So just the five additional charges.

    Odds on any/all of the following as part of the exchange process?

    • Return fee
    • Return shipping fee
    • HST on exchanged belt
    • Customs on exchange belt
    • HST on customs on exchange belt
    • Miscellaneous Fedex fee on exchanged belt
    • HST on miscellaneous Fedex fee

    I'm pretty sure Meermin won't charge a return fee since the mistake was theirs. Hopefully they cover shipping both ways, too.
     
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    Where do you fellows get your shoe trees? I need four pairs at the moment, but I'd rather not pay $30 a pair ..
     
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    support our man Jokb, he can hook you up. BUT you get what you pay for, at least that's been my experience with cheaper trees.
     
  12. tricky

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    Quote:You can find a link to jok's website (GTA Shoe Shine) inside his signature, a few posts up. By the way, how much does the website you linked to charge for shipping ?
     
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    tricky Senior member

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    Thanks (that's the problem with only browsing this site on my phone. Shipping will be calculated at checkout but I don't recall it ever being expensive.
     
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    Jok is the man. Nick's does a nice fitted pair of cedar trees for $30 if youre in the area. $40 at Rosen for comparison.
     

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