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Vass group buy - Australia / Singapore / NZ

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by arahat, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. arahat

    arahat Senior member

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    I am hoping to setup 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.


    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 style options (eg. chukka boots or Adelaide oxfords) with slight variations in last, width and leather?



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    Chukka boots for versitility.


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    Suede Adelaides.


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    Wingtip or some other boots variation?





    Current Interested Parties:
    1. eightace (adelaide punch toe in Oxblood)
    2. ovlov (TBC)
    3. arahat (chukka boots - navy suede/scotchgrain)
    4. JayH (adelaide punch toe in oxblood or Boots? - split toe Norwegian mid brown)
    5. Osiris2012 (adelaide punch toe in oxblood)
    6. nabilmust (Boots - suede austerity wingtips/cap-toe/split-toe)
    7. nelseypants (TBC)
    8. external
    9. external (shoes - TBC)
     
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  2. LonerMatt

    LonerMatt Senior member

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    I'm interested in either a boot (austerity like the one above) or an oxford.

    Depending on pricing and timing, of course.
     


  3. ovlov

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    I would also like to voice my tentative interest
     


  4. JayH

    JayH Senior member

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    Potentially interested, Adelaide with punch toe in Oxblood. or Split toe Norwegian mid brown.
     


  5. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    Now that would be of interest
     
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  6. eightace

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    Agreed.
     


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    arahat Senior member

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    Some thoughts on sizing. I am a true US 8.5 wide with a high instep.

    I fit the F last comfortably in the EU 41 in the wider G width.
    Similarly the P2 last in eu41 works for me.
     


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  9. LonerMatt

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    Ox blood. Always ox blood.
     


  10. arahat

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    I am thinking the delivery date for the group buy would be around April 2014.

    That means the orders and payment should probably be settled by late Dec 2013 / early Jan 2014.



    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.
     
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  11. joiji

    joiji Senior member

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    What sort of price are we expecting to be able to get if we get a dozen or so shoes ordered?
     


  12. nabilmust

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    I'm in for a pair of Suede boots.

    Austerity brogue would be hella interesting. Happy with a captoe or a split-toe, too.
     


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    Have updated the first post to partially answer some questions.
     


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    I would be keen for an Adelaide in oxblood/cherry, although sizing does worry me.

    I know that for US clients, either Vass or one of the proxies is able to send over try-on shoes. I wonder whether we could get that here: a bunch of try-ones that everyone could use to get their size right.
     


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