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Alden Modified Last: If You Wear, or are Interested, Please Read

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Roguls, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Ravello Cap Toe Modified

    790 Euro

    ****Edit for price****

    Look at it this way, the Euro is trading at ~$1.22. Imagine if it was $1.65 to the Euro.
     
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  2. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    A very rough calculation to exclude VAT suggests that these are maybe $50 more than a pair of whiskey shell cap toes I recently bough from Alden Madison Ave (including tax). So, there's shipping, as well, but if we could get a makeup done here in the U.S. in one of the rare colors, my guess is that the pricing is going to be very close.

    I think we're just interested in expensive shoes, gents.
     


  3. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You should change your name to FrankCowpersgland.
     


  4. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    It's an intriguing idea, though I think it obscures the allusion somewhat. Thanks for the suggestion, Pat.
     


  5. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    I'm not sure if that price includes VAT or not . . .

    ****EDIT****

    As stated below, this price includes VAT which is ~19.6% or something like that.
     
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  6. interlockingny

    interlockingny Senior member

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    Ravello captoe on modified last with a little bit of wear....(excuse the poor iphone pic)

    [​IMG]
     


  7. Calikid

    Calikid Senior member

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    I just placed an order for a pair of the Ravello plain toe boots and was told that as a retail store Anatomica cannot take off the VAT... which was disappointing... but I still ordered them...
     


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    Yes, that was my experience as well. No VAT off and the price quoted includes VAT.
     
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  9. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    That doesn't seem right to me. Most goods exported to non-EU countries should be taxed at 0% VAT.
     


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    May I ask what size you ordered? And when? I called them last week and was told that they are all out of ravello plain toe boots, but perhaps they meant my size.
     


  11. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    ^^^ More than likely. They only gave me a list of shoes in my size. No ravello PT mentioned.
     


  12. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    I agree that it's strange but I have dealt with a number of small businesses in the EU that are like that. Oddly, those businesses are in France and Germany. I had no issues getting VAT exemption with some vendors in Spain and Italy. I think it just depends on the vendor. At the end of the day, it's all about willing buyer and willing seller. No one got a raw deal as long as the facts are clear and acceptable to both parties.
     


  13. PhiPsi32

    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    Still, that's ~$160 worth of VAT. I don't want to pay it if I don't have to. I can get a nice sport shirt or a pair of trousers for that.
     


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    I think that this pair is just too big and I might be fucked... They were a special make-up, single pair, so I'm stuck with them. There is one very good shop in Manhattan i will try to consult on the fit....
     
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    You can get VAT off if you buy in store in Paris, then go get a VAT refund at airport...
     


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