The Ultimate Toronto Thread

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

  1. Jaackytung

    Jaackytung Member

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    I ordered two pairs of shoes that totaled close to $1,200. I jumped on the wholecut GMTO and picked up a pair of single strap monks. Neither were shell, but being charged an extra 30% definitely does hurt, especially considering I could have just ended up with a pair of Lobb or Crispins with my money. Definitely going to look into LeatherFoot more closely from now on, at least I won't get any heart breaking surprises like this.
     
  2. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Senior member

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    If you want anything from Leatherfoot you better buy now before their new stock comes in and prices get jacked because of the terrible state of our currency.
     
  3. SirReveller

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    Currency aside, the endless barragge of customs fee shipping nightmares has reaffirmed my aversion to shipping shoes and whatnot
     
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    Just have to start shipping to US border and making the drive. Drive over in flip flops, drive back in shiny shell :)
     
  5. BrooksLauren77

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    Driving in flip flops is a bad idea. Almost hit my garage wall moving my car doing that once.
     
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    Driving barefoot is very liberating.
     
  7. BrooksLauren77

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    Sure, if you're a hippie.
     
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    Even when incurring custom's fees, my experience is that buying from overseas at worst will cost the same as what you would pay here when you factor in shipping and custom's fees which are typically 20-30% when shipping with Canada Post. If you get hit for the full amount, you're no worse off than buying at LF for instance, but if you're lucky and your package gets through, you're ahead. Plus, you have access to so much more inventory.
     
  9. BrooksLauren77

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    For my fellow winos here: Which LCBO do you like for wine selections? I hear Summerhill has the best selection, is that true? How about Durham Region?
     
  10. SirReveller

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    Im more 24 Molson Dry from Beer Store but a nice malbec is fun

    Summerhill certainly has crazy selection. The rest seem mostly the same. Then again, see above.

    Crossroads LCBO is open latest in the city
    http://www.beerhunter.ca/
     
  11. BrooksLauren77

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    Wine is certainly my most consumed alcoholic beverage, but I'm also a craft beer fan. Bookmarked that site.
     
  12. EssenceofTao

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    Just read the website, seems sort of interesting. Have you been before?
     
  13. BrooksLauren77

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    I doubt it, but meeting Marcus Stroman and Gregg Zaun would be a thrill! Rob Rainford also? Noice!
     
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    This slipped my mind. I wanted to go last year but was wasn't able to. I'm contemplating going this year.
     
  15. MrGimpy

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    No idea on Durham Region.

    Toronto LCBOs tend to sell out of the popular launches very, very quickly. Summerhill and Queen's Quay are great but you'll do well to search anything specific on the website since the high demand stuff might only be found at more out-of-the-way stores once you're more than a few days beyond the release date.

    If you're a little more serious about finding the good stuff without hunting all over the city, you probably want to be on the Vintages mailing list. That way you can order Classics, Futures, etc. and have them shipped to your local outlet.
     

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