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post #31 of 60
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Good to see you here Kaufebeen.

I think double leather soles tapering to a single at the mid-sole is a great idea.



Posted latest summary update since original post can no longer be edited. Let me know if I got anyone's details wrong.
Edited by arahat - 11/28/13 at 8:06pm
post #32 of 60
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:DI am setting up a Vass shoes group buy with members in Australia, Singapore and New Zealand. Members from the other neighbouring countries who are interested, please PM me.

I have more details here from speaking to Vass. Will keep updating the thread as the propspective group buy firms up and/or more details come to hand.


We are apparently not restricted to only a few variations of last, style or leather although they would prefer if permutations were kept to a modest number.



Pricing:
It would be ideal if we can get at least about 12 orders to get a meaningful discount.
No definite pricing yet. They will talk about that when we have the numbers to show for it. I expect it to be much better than anything on retail (online or otherwise).
It should be competitive with the proxy sellers.

Nevertheless, depending on your order I am thinking it'll be around the low - mid 400s up to 500+ euros shipped. This includes the standard Vass shoe trees.
Please bear in mind, this is only my guess. We'll only know the price when we make the minimum order and Vass discloses the price.

Details like boots orders, shell cordovan, using the K, U or F lasts etc. will also determine the price.



Time-frame:
Estimated delivery date would be around April 2014. I am hoping to be in Budapest then.
That means the orders and payment ought to be settled by late Jan 2014.




I'll throw some ideas for the Vass shoes/boots and interested parties can chime in on their thoughts. I am thinking we should keep it to perhaps 3 or 4 style options (eg. chukka boots or Adelaide oxfords) with slight variations in last, width and leather?



LL
Chukka boots for versitility.


LL
LEAD Technologies Inc. V1.01
Calf/Suede Adelaides or wingtips.



LL
LL
Austerity Wingtip or some other boots variation?



LL
U-cap brogue derby shoes




Current Interested Parties:
1. eightace (F last, double monk, gold museum calf)

2. ovlov (F last, brogue wingtip oxford - Bordeaux)

3. arahat (F last, chukka boots with 1-inch higher in shaft height + double leather soles - navy scotchgrain, EU 41)

4. JayH (U Last, Adelaide punched toe cap oxford shoes, Double sole tapered to single at waist, flush metal toe caps - Oxblood. EU 43.5)

5. Osiris2012 (F-last, Adelaide with punch toe oxford shoes + double leather soles tapering to single - Oxblood calf, EU 42)

6. nabilmust ((F-last, Austerity wingtip boots + double leather soles tapering to single - Red Brown Suede, EU 41)

7. nelseypants (U last, chukka boots with double leather sole + topy and metal toe plate - Antic cognac calf leather)

8. Kaufebeen (U-last, derby shoes with U-cap brogues with flush metal toe tips and double leather soles tapering to single - ilcea leather)

9. Sartorial Scum (F last, Wingtip brogue oxford shoes - Dark Cognac Boxcalf, EU 41.5)

10. PDub (F-last, Old English II + single Redenbach sole with metal toe tips - Antique cognac calf, EU 43.5)

11, iamalfie (U last, Italian oxford shoes with v-cap - Oxblood)

12. external party (3636 last, brogue derby captoe shoes with double leather soles & flush metal toe tips - oxblood)
Edited by arahat - 12/12/13 at 4:31am
post #33 of 60
Would be keen on these.

If we have an idea of what group pricing looks like id be happy to pull the trigger
post #34 of 60
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I am reluctant to quote a price since I will be simply guessing.

Nevertheless, depending on your order I am thinking it'll be around the low - mid 400s up to 500+ euros shipped. This includes the standard Vass shoe trees.
Please bear in mind, this is only my guess. We'll only know the price when we make the minimum order and Vass discloses the price.


Details like boots orders, shell cordovan, using the K, U or F lasts etc. will also determine the price.
post #35 of 60

Potentially interested. Never done a group buy before. Is there a list of styles to choose from? Is there a size/last guide?

post #36 of 60

I'm interested, but need sizing advice. If anyone's got any tips re. this, I'd be keen to hear them.

post #37 of 60
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eightace, I am a true US 8.5 with a wide forefoot. I have medium-high insteps.

I fit the F-last or P2 last in size EU 41 nicely.
I usually specify a wider width (G-width) with the F-last.

For reference, I am a UK8 on Tricker's 4497 last and a UK7.5 on C&J's 337 last (though a touch narrow for me).



I found wiki's shoe size diagram to be helpful in getting your EU size.



mezentius, the styles we are considering are on post #32
Vass group buy Summary Update

If you'd like something different, let us know. We are trying to keep the number of order variations to a modest number but I'm sure we can accommodate something.


There's more information on the different Vass lasts on the Vass thread.
Ultimate Vass Thread

But I would say in general the F and P2 last are very forgiving and fit a wide spectrum of feet.

The U and K lasts are very sleek and would work well if you have narrow-medium width feet.

The 3636, Peter and Budapester last are more generous and accommodates a high volume forefoot very well.
post #38 of 60

Well regardless of what comes up as the price, id love to jump in on it if possible.

 

Cheers for organising it :)

post #39 of 60
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My pleasure. Cheers, added you on the list.
post #40 of 60

Thanks for the sizing info arahat.

post #41 of 60

I would be keen on similar pricing and even a discount stack for group buy.9uLlxh

post #42 of 60
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Group PM sent regarding order details. Please check your PMs guys.
post #43 of 60
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Thanks for the preliminary order confirmation guys. I have just sent the orders to Vass for pricing.
post #44 of 60
How modifiable are our final orders? Thinking of a few minor changes to my preliminary order
post #45 of 60
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Yes, I think minor changes are doable without affecting the price quotes too much.


I think I will have the prices from Vass by the middle of the week at the latest.
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