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The Official Vanda Fine Clothing Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, May 7, 2011.

  1. Rich0116

    Rich0116 Senior member

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    Next Vanda sale we do an SF crowd-funded project to get Spoo over there to proxy for us.
     
  2. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Has anyone had an issue with shipping from them? Their shipping page sounds ominous

    "According to past experience, we have had trouble with locating parcels delivered to Germany, Austria, Australia, Spain and some states in USA. 95% of the parcels we send by this method arrive safe and sound, but to these destinations it generally take a longer time and may not be trackable."

    What of the other 5%? That's not a great success rate.

    Am saving up to splurge for a special occasion but...
     
  3. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    I have ordered 3 times and have not had any issues. The only issue is that I want more....
     
  4. gshen

    gshen Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hi TweedyProf,

    We've posted thousands of parcels around the world via registered airmail (signed-for service), with a large majority going to the USA. To date we've ended up losing two parcels - one to the UK and one to Germany. I still can't believe our German friends messed up.

    The 5% comment notes the parcels that did not show up in the tracking system (i.e. USPS' website) after it left Singapore, because sometimes the delivery guys decide not to scan the parcel. For whatever reason, the countries noted above are more prone to these things than others. Anyway, these parcels all showed up eventually, all except the two times we mentioned. It usually takes 2 weeks for delivery to the USA, though we've had some customers receive their parcels as quickly as 3 days and as slowly as 3 weeks.

    FedEx always delivers within 2-3 working days if you're in a rush, though!

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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  6. TweedyProf

    TweedyProf Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks for this info! Yes, it fully clarifies things.
     
  7. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Gerald, love your work. PM sent! :slayer:
     
  8. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Senior member

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    Just decided that this will be my new tie brand. Time to order :D.

    Also at 57' how much shorter are these than what I'd find in the US? I am on the shorter side.
     
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  9. applky

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    ^ 57" is standard tie length in many countries including the U.S. Or did you mean that you're 5-foot-7-inches?
     
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  10. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Senior member

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    Nope, was inquiring about 57". Just measured a BB tie I have at 58". I hover around 5' 5", so ties have a tendency to be just an inch or so too long.
     
  11. conradwu

    conradwu Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    DFIH is your friend
     
  12. applky

    applky Senior member

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    Double four-in-hand is a good idea. MSchapiro, if you e-mail Vanda, Gerald will be happy to advise you.
     
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  13. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    What color suits would this match?

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  14. Journeyman

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    I probably wouldn't wear it with a suit, but I'd very happily wear it with an odd jacket and trousers. It would go beautifully with the "classic" combo of a blue jacket and grey trousers, but would also go well with autumnal colours such as brown.
     
  15. davesmith

    davesmith Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I have an orange knit that I love to pair with a charcoal grey suit.
     
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  16. Loathing

    Loathing Senior member

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    Any colour suit or odd jacket, but I would avoid the darkest shades of navy/charcoal because they're too formal for such a vivacious tie. Also, I would ideally choose heavier-weight fabrics to complement the texture. Texture is more important than colour with a tie like that.
     
  17. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    That's the one I ordered. It's been shipped and is on the way. Can't wait!
     
  18. pazzion

    pazzion Senior member

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    I received my first two ties, pocket squares and lapel pins from Vanda yesterday. I ordered the forest green shantung, and the burgundy with grey spots tie. The pocket squares were the blue and orange silk PS, and a white linen PS with grey borders.

    The products are incredibly well made, and I really enjoy their airiness and individuality from other makers. I will definitely come back for more!

    Here's an action pic of the shantung tie, and one of the lapel pins. The PS is from Hober, in Carlo Riva cotton.

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  19. europrep

    europrep Senior member

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    looking good pazzion. x-posting these from Recent Purchases:

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  20. pazzion

    pazzion Senior member

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    Thanks! And wow. I absolutely love the ties on the left and right. [​IMG] Though I only own navy and dark grey worsteds, so I don't see me being able to pull them off. But wow. Good buys!
     

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