What's THE most affordable/cheap and decent looking cap-toe oxfords?

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  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    In the same boat :(
     


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    How come? I know it is worth it because Norway has a high standard of living and is the country America aspires to be, so paying a bit more for your AE's isn't a bad thing from this perspective.
     


  3. NORE

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    There really should be laws against this. How much is a pair of Edward Greens? Or Vass? Or Lobb?

    For 6-7 cash you guys should be uberballin over there.
     
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  4. Semi Fly

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    Does that mean you international guys suffer from lower quality poon? [​IMG]
     


  5. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I know AE's a marked up by about $150 here. Alden's by $300 or more. Church's are also around $300. Don't know about Scandinavia, but I suspect in both places it's a combination of import duties and "because they can"
     


  6. VinnyMac

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    Wow. How much do you pay in shipping when you buy from places like Amazon?
     


  7. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    50 bucks....but then we have to pay 15% import duty on anything over 150 dollars. Even still, it ends up being cheaper, and there is a good chance that if you have a foreign sounding name, customs doesn't bother with the import duties (they are a bitch to collect on their part).

    Amazon doesn't ship most things here (books, yes...but books can be had here for cheaper) because of agreements made with producers; I don't know about Amazon sellers though. I do buy a lot off eBay...and I've probably spent at least two thousand dollars on shipping in the last two years. And I've probably still saved a lot of money doing it.
     


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    Not to derail or anything but... No... Just no.
     


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    I ring in late on this and apparently a purchase was already made. Perhaps one reason he only wears dress shoes 4-5 times a year is because it takes several months between wearings for him to recover from the trauma caused by wearing inferior shoes. Perhaps a subscription to GQ or Details magazine will introduce him to a better world. Or better yet, bring him here if you can.
     


  10. Caustic Man

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    I wouldn't count on GQ or Details for that. lol
     


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    iroh Senior member

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    You know it to be true my friend. You cannot deny destiny.

    Anything America has done, Norway has done it better.
     
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  13. Caustic Man

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    I don't want to get into a political discussion, but let me just say... You will take my guns from my cold dead hands. ;o)

    No Norway for me.

    'Merica!!!
     


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    :lol:
     


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    Be careful what you wish for.....especially on SF. :)
     
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