Random fashion thoughts - Part II (A New Hope)

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by LA Guy, May 15, 2015.

  1. uzairh

    uzairh Senior member

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    EU VAT refund is such a sham. You get back 12% (not 18%), it was promised in 3-5 days but it took about a month to get the refund (and still counting for some), and the rate for the currency back is terrible (another 5-6% against you).
    But it was not as bad as the ridiculous rate offered by money exchange booths in France and Italy. ~€65 for $100 (market exchange rate was €1 = $1.06).
     
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  2. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    NMWA actually does MTOs once a season or so with Inis, and you can order whatever color you want. Obviously not helpful right now, but for future reference
     
  3. Find Finn

    Find Finn Senior member

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    I live in Europe, so seems like a hassle sending it to the us an then sending it back to Europe.
     
  4. OccultaVexillum

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    Shit. Did NMWA do those linen blend tunics again and I missed it again? That thread gets too much traffic for me to keep tabs on and I don't remember seeing anything about the MTO in their newsletter.
     
  5. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Yes
     
  6. OccultaVexillum

    OccultaVexillum Senior member

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    Is it usually around the same time each year then? Like November/December?
     
  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Always go to Europe with a bunch of cash, and then draw down on that slowly, and only as you need. Otherwise, use Amex when you can, and Visa/Mastercard when you must.
     
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    I only use forex or my bank directly for money exchange.
     
  9. uzairh

    uzairh Senior member

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    Used my credit card as much as possible, but for places that were cash only I used my debit card in an ATM to withdraw Euros. Rates were very good and only 1% extra from my bank.
     
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    t3hg0suazn Senior member

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    Capital One 360, Charles Schwab, and a few others have bank accounts that offer no forex fee on ATM withdrawals, and they use the market exchange rate.

    I was surprised about the 12% VAT deduction though. It makes it sometimes cheaper to buy it online and get it shipped out of the EU...
     
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    Got a few post-holiday days to kill in Houston before I move to SF. Haven't been here in a bit, anything new worth checking out?
     
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    Where is that pic from?
     
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    I don't know if it's still possible but I was in contact with Bless back in May about custom ordering the hoodcoat and they had a variety of colors/fabrics to choose from.
     

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