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post #15541 of 20266
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Originally Posted by joelmax View Post



Just got my first Vass order. There are a few small defects. Are these to be expected? Should I complain?

I do not see anything at all in pic 1 &2. I would not be much concern much about pic 3 (I could live with that).....but it  is up to you.

post #15542 of 20266
Pic 1 I think it is the reflection on the photograph, it is a 3/4 inch scratch sort of in the middle of the Pic. Pic two the sole is just a bit rough on the side.

I really just don't know if these imperfections are to be expected or not. If they are expected, that's fine, i get it. If they are not expected, i would speak up.
post #15543 of 20266

Whoa, I got JL factory rejects with less flaws than that.

post #15544 of 20266

not expected

post #15545 of 20266
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Originally Posted by joelmax View Post



Just got my first Vass order. There are a few small defects. Are these to be expected? Should I complain?

 

What am I looking at in photo 3 - is the leather cracked?

post #15546 of 20266
If you paid full price and these are not seconds I personally would not be happy with that scratch in new shoes. But that's just me, but some times stuff happens but if you buy again & it happens again I would seriously reconsider. May I ask were did you get them from? Just asking because I myself placed an order now wondering. Because two people have complained.
post #15547 of 20266
Here are close ups of the photos from earlier. Seems like these little defects should not be there.






post #15548 of 20266
Aside from the scratch in the first photo (corrected with shoe polish and 30 seconds of work) I still don't know what I'm supposed to be looking for.
post #15549 of 20266
These are handmade shoes, and very reasonably priced for handmade shoes. Imperfection is perfection.

I think you've got to live with those sort of issues - I see nothing that can't be cured with a decent polish and a walk of a couple of miles.

Edit to add - unless the leather has cracked at the welt. That should be fixed.
Edited by SimonC - 6/19/15 at 5:32am
post #15550 of 20266
Excels for that last photo where the leather cracked by the welt. I can deal with superficial scratches and I don't even worry about the sole as long as it's attached but that last photo of the toe looks bad. I would just emphasise that and forego the others.
post #15551 of 20266
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Very nice - is it dark brown museum ?

 

My latest Vass DM also had some leather blemishes. Ill try and post pics. 


It's Cordovan antic cognac.

Markings on the soles don't concern me. Within 10 steps outside the soles will be marked far beyond what the factory did.

post #15552 of 20266
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

Excels for that last photo where the leather cracked by the welt. I can deal with superficial scratches and I don't even worry about the sole as long as it's attached but that last photo of the toe looks bad. I would just emphasise that and forego the others.

 



That's why I asked for confirmation on what the last photo (which is really quite dark on my screen) actually shows. If the leather is cracking at the welt, I'd return the shoes. The rest of the issues wouldn't be much of a concern to me.
post #15553 of 20266
Scratch will go away with some leather creme. Pic 2 is fine. Pic 3 idk if it's a leather crack, or just a crease or what. Should be fine if it's just a crease.

Lol at the guy complaining about a scratch that will literally fix itself on its own, and the guy who compared Vass to John Lobb. Hold on while I go compare my 30k 3 series to a 70k M3.
post #15554 of 20266

Scratch from what it looks like is a minor one, can be easily fixed with cream polish. For me, as long as it's not a tear or the defect doesn't affect the structural integrity, it's all good.

post #15555 of 20266
Got replacements for the size 44 ones which violently tried to dismember my toes ;-)
These are size 44.5 and feels great. Might need to pad up the tongue sometime though as the instep is quite generous on the U. Also went from metal toe taps to rubber ones as I don't want to vandalize any indoors floor surfaces.

Speaking of Q check issues: they forgot THE WHOLE HEEL COUNTER on these Old English plains!

But I quite like the seamless heel so they are keepers.

Pictures taken at 9.50 PM in the swedish midsummer night so no direct sunlight on the oxblood calf.





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