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Vass Group buy II - Worldwide, Australia, Singapore

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by arahat, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. arahat

    arahat Senior Member

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    Following the first Vass shoes group buy with members in Australia & Singapore, I am setting up a second venture but this time it will be open to all members.

    The thread will keep updating as the prospective group buy firms up and/or more details come to hand.
    For reference, the first group buy thread is:
    Vass Group Buy no. 1 - AusxSing



    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.
    I am having some sample shoes/boots made by Vass using a new exotic leather not previously offered by Vass. They should be ready within the month hopefully (Apr 2014).



    Pricing:
    It would be ideal if we can get at least about 12 orders to get a meaningful discount.
    No definite pricing yet. I expect it to be much better than anything on retail or through the proxies (online or otherwise). As a rough guide, it'll range from 420 to 500 euros depending on the shoes specifications. The Italian U, F and K lasts are slightly dearer and options like flush metal toe-taps, tapering double soles etc. will be additions.
    The proposed new leather will constitute an additional 80 - 120 euros.



    Time-frame:
    Estimated delivery date would be around July 2014. I am hoping to be in Budapest then.
    That means the orders and payment ought to be settled before June 2014.




    I'll throw some ideas for the Vass shoes/boots and interested parties can chime in with their thoughts. I suspect we should keep it to perhaps 3 style options (eg. chukka boots, balmoral boots etc.) with slight variations in last, width and leather?



    Balmoral boots (suede upper perhaps)

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    Shoes (Double monks, adelaides or Italian V-caps?). Some photos from the first group buy

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    Chukka boots. Photos from the first group buy.

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    Interested Parties:
    Romp - chukka boots
    arahat
    Bonney - chukka boots, U-last, brown calf
    truevision - chukka boots
    JubeiSpiegel - chukka boots, U-last or F-last, oxblood/dark brown calf or dark brown suede
    sliq - suede chukka boots, size 42 F-last
    nelseypants - chukka boots, cognac calf, double leather sole + topy and flush metal toe-plates
    bozzkeren - chukka boots, U last, mystery leather
    joiji - chukka boots, size 44.5 F-last, black shell cordovan, double leather soles + flush metal toe-plates.




    Limniscate
    stormin1
    mimo
    j3r0m3
    saepnirg12




    Jsocol - wingtip brogue oxford high boots, size 42 U-last, gold museum calf, danite soles + eyelets and speed hooks
    RogerP - Navy/Burgundy wingtip brogue balmoral high boots - scotchgrain shaft
    wellsuited - balmoral high boots, plum/museum/brown
    ryanohare - brown balmoral high boots
    PipersSon - golden/ tan balmoral high boots + blue suede shaft
    member2000r - grain calf balmoral high boots, commando soles
    Sartorial Scum - grain calf balmoral high boots, commando soles
    magicspot - balmoral high boots, dainite soles, suede shaft / austerity brogue U-last, plum or brown museum calf




    Journeyman - wingtip brogue oxford, U-last + seamless heel
    B Rad - wingtip brogue oxford, U-last, sole edge dyed Antic cognac, gold museum calf
    danielyam - brogue shoes

    griffon_id - austerity brogue oxford/monk, museum calf
    stgrim - austerity brogue oxford, U-last, plum/brown museum calf (Illcea not Haas)
    JayH - austerity brogue oxford
    florschubert - austerity brogue oxford, F-last. suede leather, double soles + flush metal toe-taps
    laufer - austerity brogue oxford, F-last




    external party - Italian model 66. Italian oxford with cap-toe, size 41 F-last, burgundy in ltalian finish, close cut bevelled waist + all leather sole/heel, single sole, 3-piece shoe trees (as shown in model 66 reference photo)
    http://www.vass-cipo.hu/Eng/Modellek_08_Olasz/Modell_08_066_Nagy.html

    diadem - Model 63, F last / Model 78, U last / Model 111, U last / Model 119, U last
    armsignet - Italian plain toe oxford shoes, brogueing only around throat of shoes, size 41.5 U-last, Navy calf, single leather sole (photo reference)
    laufer - Italian plain toe oxford shoes, No brogueing, F-last
    pinkpanther - Italian cap-toe scalloped balmoral shoes, size 41 F-last, Gold museum calf, flush metal toe-plates + double tapering to single leather soles (photo reference)
    pinkpanther- Italian balmoral shoes with medallion, size 41.5 U-last, black calf & black scotch grain (throat) + flush metal toe-plates + double tapering to single leather soles (photo reference)



    Francisco - Norweger, cognac scotch grain
    Trini - Theresianer blucher high boots


    Wallcloud - Italian V-caps oxford, black calf/cordovan
    alco - Italian v-cap oxford, size 42.5 U-last, dark cognac + metal toes-taps.
    63AMG - Italian V-cap oxford, size 44 U-last , Navy calf


    JubeiSpiegel - Budapester, U or F last, dark cognac calf
    Flake - Budapester, U or F last, dark cognac calf


    JubeiSpiegel - Cap-toe double Monks, F-last, navy/oxblood calf
    hentaisan - Cap-toe double Monks, F-last, shell cordovan


    hentaisan - 5 eyelet London derby, F-last, Burgundy shell cordovan, Goyser welt, single leather sole + flush metal toe-taps.
    bozzkeren - 3 eyelet London derby, U last, mystery leather/musem calf/ merlot calf + contrasting sole


    madridista
    Nullson
    Kaufebeen
     
    Last edited: Apr 15, 2014


  2. nabilmust

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  3. Mifune

    Mifune Well-Known Member

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    Looks interesting - subscribed as well.
     


  4. JayH

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    Subscribed. Looking forward to hearing the leather options.
     


  5. Sartorial Scum

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    Interested. Pricing is exciting
     


  8. add911_11

    add911_11 Distinguished Member

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    Whats the new exotic leather?
     


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    Interested, keep me posted.
     


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    I'd be interested in a wingtip bal boot in navy or burgundy. A tall boot version of the ankle boot shown below, with a grain shaft in the same shade, would be right up my alley.
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  12. laufer

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    I would be interested in chukka on F last.
     


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    I would be in on some shoes on the F or U lasts (almost any style).
     


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    Discount is a good word. I am present.
     


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