The Ultimate Toronto Thread

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

  1. SirReveller

    SirReveller Senior member

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    Totally agree. Canali is typically perceived to be "ultimate" for white collar Canadian dudes, however I think this is just b/c it is among the fanciest and definitely the most plentiful high-end line Rosen carries.

    A few boutiques in Yorkville break the mold (VHazelton) with other global +high-end makers...but the sticker shock is too horrendous for me. Most are bespoke only too anyway.
     


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    Does any one have a pair of Vass shoes that are not maintained that I can borrow for a weekend? I just need it for display. I need one that looks really dry and colour wearing off. As thanks, I'll shine it at no cost. You can PM me.
     


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    I dropped by Leatherfoot earlier. The Galway and Dover are coming in Nov.
     


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  5. zinc2162

    zinc2162 Senior member

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    Took a couple of pictures of what they have now. Sorry for the poor quality pics.
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    very good question :nodding:
     


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    If I remember correctly, the models currently available are around $1500. The Dover and Galway are high $1700.

    John also mentioned that the Carmina are coming in on Wed (restock of existing offering) and Alden are coming in Oct.
     


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    Damn. Thanks for the info.
     


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    Is Leatherfoot pricing comparable to buying from Skoak with the tax/duty? Sorry to bring back your painful memory...
     


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    Noooo, I swear I forgot about it..

    With duties and taxes my Doak/Walnut CC Galways from Skoak were around $1630 CAD. I was lucky with my Rosewood CC Galways that only cost me $1250 CAD (not from Skoak but still).
     
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  12. Bill Smith

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    Is it just me, or do 97% of classic menswear stores in the GTA carry the same 25~ brands?

    I've been compiling a list of menswear stores in the GTA and it's as it's as if every store sells Alberto, Strellson, Coppley, John Varvatos, etc. I imagine it's a matter of selling what you think will sell best: after all, businesses need to make money. I also don't expect every store to be a Bogart or a Nicolas and carry numerous different labels not seen anywhere else. Yet I just wish that we had better brand diversity.
    - Kaledioscopik

    @Kaledioscopik, Alas it's the tyranny of group think amongst menswear stores, I don't get it either. I look at independent menswear stores in NYC and Chicago and while they ply the same price points, they seem to have a much more diverse brand portfolio. My theory is the local independents take their cues somewhat from Harry Rosen and merchandise accordingly.
     
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  13. EssenceofTao

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    When I do the math, Skoak is cheaper IF you don't get dinged for duty. You'd save ~$80 on Carmina' non-exotic shoes. If you do get hit by duty, it's roughly the same price as Leatherfoot. So you may save up to $80, but based on recent posts it seems likely that you'd get hit by duty. The benefit right now to ordering from Skoak or Carmina direct is that they have a decent amount of models in stock while Leatherfoot is getting a restock, which will probably be at the new higher price. I believe it was implied that it would be a 20%-30% increase.
     


  14. Bill Dlwgosh

    Bill Dlwgosh Senior member

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    What about EG via Brooks Brothers?
     


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    Last time I went by the Brooks Brothers @ RBC they had the galways in stock. Can't quite recall the exact makeup (I believe DOAK), but price was somewhere around $1700 plus tax. I believe that also includes the trees.
    They seem to have quite a good selection of EG at Brooks Brothers now, must have had a restock recently.
    For all interested, I spoke to a sales person at Robert Jones and he said EG will have a trunk show sometime in November, could post here once I get a word from him if anyone is interested. There are also a few EG pairs left in larger sizes at great prices.
     


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