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post #10306 of 20218

Bah - your shoes, not your photo. :fence:

 

Seriously nice.

post #10307 of 20218
Thank you everyone for the advice, I decided to take the boots as is. The decision between a U-cap and a wingtip was basically a "hey, why not?" moment for me.

Might get a U-cap at a later date, or maybe not. I think it might be time to move on to bespoke. Then again, I said that last year as well... biggrin.gif
post #10308 of 20218
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Originally Posted by Jakezero View Post

Some of you might remember that I ordered a U-cap boot a few weeks ago. They're finished now, but a mistake was made: They were made with a normal wingtip, rather than a U-cap. They'll either remake them for me, or offer them to me at a discount. I'm seriously considering taking the discount as I was originally going to order a wingtip, but there's another reason: they look GREAT.
Opinions?




Great boots..compliments...

post #10309 of 20218
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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post

Welcome! That is a sloppy welt stitch, and I would definitely contact Vass about it, and think that they will exchange it without a problem. It's a mistake that sometimes happens, but haven't seen it from Vass before.
My Vass has the same problem......
post #10310 of 20218
Do you have pictures?
post #10311 of 20218
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Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post

I ordered a couple pair of Shell boots and been discouraged to order further pairs dues to limited shell supply.

I simply stick to Calf when it comes to Vass shoes - I compare my John Lobb (Paris & London) and Edward Green RTW
and find the Vass Calf skin highly superior. 

I have challenged Lobb to source their calf from the same French suppliers as Vass - I am still waiting for a response from Valerie.
post #10312 of 20218
You have hit the nail on the head when it comes to vass leather quality. Or perhaps opened a pandoras box
post #10313 of 20218
I can't wait for my first Vass to come in. One of the reasons being, to see how their box calf compares to some crust...
post #10314 of 20218
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

I can't wait for my first Vass to come in. One of the reasons being, to see how their box calf compares to some crust...

 



I'll be interested in your thoughts - I find it a tough comparison - my Vass and EG leather are both very nice, but different. I'd be hard pressed to delcare one to be definitevely superior.

@ilovelobbs - what aspects elevate the Vass product in your assessment?
post #10315 of 20218
Did notch ever post pictures from his trip?
post #10316 of 20218
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Edited by rikod - 3/21/14 at 2:41pm
post #10317 of 20218

^^^ If they knew it, they wouldn't have felt compelled to offer a discount.  The offer of a discount seems like a pretty clear acknowledgement of a mistake.

post #10318 of 20218
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Originally Posted by Jakezero View Post

Some of you might remember that I ordered a U-cap boot a few weeks ago. They're finished now, but a mistake was made: They were made with a normal wingtip, rather than a U-cap. They'll either remake them for me, or offer them to me at a discount. I'm seriously considering taking the discount as I was originally going to order a wingtip, but there's another reason: they look GREAT.
Opinions?

I know I'm late here since the event have passed and the (correct) decision was made and I also will annoy (again) a few, but that was not a mistake, they just realized the u cap would not look good on the boot (which is correct too) and they fixed your choice. Nobody believe me but that's excactly what they do. I can't imagine anyone turning down those gorgeous already made shell boots to exchange them for U caps and they knew it.
post #10319 of 20218
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

^^^ If they knew it, they wouldn't have felt compelled to offer a discount.  The offer of a discount seems like a pretty clear acknowledgement of a mistake.

Come on, you know it wasn't a mistake, that medallion would look horrible in a ucap, they didnt felt compelled to anything, they do that all the time
post #10320 of 20218
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post


Come on, you know it wasn't a mistake, that medallion would look horrible in a ucap, they didnt felt compelled to anything, they do that all the time

 

I don't know it wasn't a mistake - and neither do you.

 

I do believe it was a mistake as to whether the boot was to be rendered as a U-cap or a wingtip.

 

My belief is based on:

 

a) Both versions were apparently discussed with the customer - which provides the basis for a mixup, as opposed to a random different style being pulled out of the air by some unnamed person at Vass deciding to impose his personal aesthetic preference over the specs of the customer's clearly defined order.

 

b) They offered a discount for the customer to accept the boots as delivered, or else the option to remake according to spec. 

 

Offering a discount is pretty universal language for "we goofed, but we're trying to make it right".  And offering to remake it in a U-cap is not terribly consistent with your interpretation that they refused to make the boot as a U-cap because they felt it wouldn't look good that way.

 

What happens on the remake, then, if your interpretation is correct?  They once again accept an order they have absolutely no intention of delivering on, then again "pretend" to make a mistake and craft the boot as they see fit?  What is offered to the customer then -  a deeper discount for a double "mistake".  Heck, if he re-orders enough times, I guess he'll get them for free. :)

 

Anything is possible, I suppose.  But that doesn't add up for me.  At all.

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