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Sky Valet update

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambulance Chaser, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    I stopped by Sky Valet this morning to drop off a pair of shoes for repair.  Still no EGs.  Sky Valet has brought most of the Vasses out of the stockroom into the store.  Lots of shoes in sizes 44-46.
     
  2. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Well-Known Member

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    just out of curiousity, what price are they charging for Vass?
     
  3. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    $650, which is expensive (at least to me), but well below retail.  Sky Valet was charging $695 for U-last shoes, but IIRC, have none left in stock.  Boots are above $700.
     
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    imageWIS Well-Known Member

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    How much do Vass shoes cost in Budapest? (starting price)

    Jon.
     
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    Any more insights from these guys as to what happened with Vass? Was it, as some have suggested here, price-related? Curious, as all I know about this was a short email from Adam at SV....
     
  6. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Well-Known Member

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    If SV puts their Vass on further discount, please let us know.
     
  7. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    Hmm . . . now that I think about it, Sky Valet discounting the Vass that they will no longer be ordering is a distinct possibility.  They are currently trying to clear out Alfred Sargent at 20% off.
     
  8. kabert

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    I'll be over there tomorrow picking up some shoes they've been working on and checking out the remaining Vass stock.
     
  9. drljva

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    kabert, what size do you wear in Vass? -- I seem to recall that one of the DC regulars also has big feet, like me... :)

    Do let us know if you happen to see any remaining Vass shoes in large sizes -- 46 and above.
     
  10. kabert

    kabert Well-Known Member

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    I wear 47 in the U-last; 46 or 47 I'd assume in the non-U-last (wider) shoes.

    If I find any that fit, and that I like the style of, I'm going to see if they'd do a volume discount. Perhaps we could do a group buy of all their remaining stock at, say, 50% of retail.
     
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    Excellent idea. I'm a 43 on the P2 last. No idea about the other lasts.
     
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    NoVaguy Well-Known Member

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    I would jump in with a local group buy, possible for a budapest. No clue as to fit, though. Whatever is closest to 10.5D
     
  13. kabert

    kabert Well-Known Member

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    NoVa, the SV guys are very easygoing, and I'm sure they'd be happy to help you figure out your size in Vass.
     
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    Great idea. Let us know what you're able to find. Just as long as we don't have to fight over the one remaining pair of shoes that we both happen to want. [​IMG] Did SV ever have a size 47 in the U-last?
     
  15. johnnynorman3

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    If there are some nice 44 and 44.5 in there, I'd go in on a group buy if they were willing to knock 50% off of their price.
     
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    I'm all over it.
     
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    Me, too. I'm a 44.5 in the Budapest last, so I'll go with that number.

    Jeff
     
  18. kabert

    kabert Well-Known Member

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    I don't know. The pair I got are chukka boots that I bought from A. Harris.
     
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    Kabert,

    Let's discuss a volume discount. I am a 46 or 47 as well. If you promise not to hog all the cool shoes, I'd be willing to throw some PS Grenson's into the mix for the 'big foot' club.
     
  20. Ambulance Chaser

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    If you can pull this off, I will be very, very impressed.  IIRC, the majority of the shoes are 44, which means that johnnynorman will have to spend his next several paychecks on shoes (try explaining "objective need" for that one  [​IMG] ) or we'll have to scrounge up several more SF members who wear that size.  I don't recall seeing that many shoes over size 46, although SV could have some in the storeroom.
     

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