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post #15691 of 20241
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

Yeah mine had a scar from the original leather that was used on the vamp. One would think this piece would be used somewhere else on the shoe to make sure that the scar is hidden from view, but this particular imperfection was out right on the vamp in plain view. Strange choice, and I really love these shoes too which hurts the most.

In regard to the AE thread, if I pay Vass price I expect Vass quality and attention to detail. I have AE seconds that's are in better shape then the Vass firsts I received from this transaction. The price difference just can't be justified and I will likely put a pair of Vass shoes under much closer inspection then a pair of AE seconds that cost me 1/6th of the price. Just my .02, please take it or leave it.

Other than that scar, what was wrong with it?

post #15692 of 20241
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Other than that scar, what was wrong with it?
Nothing that I could find. The stitching at the back of the shoe was something I could deal with, but it was a touch crooked. The main concern was the scar.
post #15693 of 20241
Maybe because its handmade these "imperfections" are acceptable?
post #15694 of 20241
? Not sure what you were implying... I was simply asking if there were any other defects
post #15695 of 20241
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

Yeah mine had a scar from the original leather that was used on the vamp. One would think this piece would be used somewhere else on the shoe to make sure that the scar is hidden from view, but this particular imperfection was out right on the vamp in plain view. Strange choice, and I really love these shoes too which hurts the most.

In regard to the AE thread, if I pay Vass price I expect Vass quality and attention to detail. I have AE seconds that's are in better shape then the Vass firsts I received from this transaction. The price difference just can't be justified and I will likely put a pair of Vass shoes under much closer inspection then a pair of AE seconds that cost me 1/6th of the price. Just my .02, please take it or leave it.
Maybe because its handmade these "imperfections" are acceptable?
post #15696 of 20241
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Originally Posted by vmss View Post

Maybe because its handmade these "imperfections" are acceptable?

Nope. That's just bad clicking.

Some people do care less.
post #15697 of 20241
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

? Not sure what you were implying... I was simply asking if there were any other defects
Was this directed at me or @vmss?
post #15698 of 20241
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Originally Posted by aglose View Post

Was this directed at me or @vmss?

The most important consideration is how you feel about your shoes. It appeared at first that you were ready to live with shoe as is, but when you put it under the perfect scrutiny of the forum, you decided to return it. If you do not like your shoes regardless of price paid, do return them and do not wait for others to validate that decision. What you see as a flaw can be no big deal to another guy.
post #15699 of 20241
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Interesting that people have a problem with an indent on the vamp. . . A place that will have creases once worn anyway. Also, superficial scratches will erase themselves after a wear or two.

I actually couldn't find the flaw on my phone, and I'm picky. I would have asked for a discount, assuming they were shell, and just let the vamp crease naturally.
post #15700 of 20241

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Originally Posted by jazzsol View Post


The most important consideration is how you feel about your shoes. It appeared at first that you were ready to live with shoe as is, but when you put it under the perfect scrutiny of the forum, you decided to return it. If you do not like your shoes regardless of price paid, do return them and do not wait for others to validate that decision. What you see as a flaw can be no big deal to another guy.


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I actually couldn't find the flaw on my phone, and I'm picky. I would have asked for a discount, assuming they were shell, and just let the vamp crease naturally.

 

I dont think its entirely clear from the pictures if the dent is just superficial. if OP has has waited two months for a perfect pair, he might find it perfectly worthwhile to wait a couple more months for those to be remade.

post #15701 of 20241
I totally agree. If you're not happy send them back. I have no idea how I'd feel, but the pictures didn't look bad. The disappointment is totally understandable.
post #15702 of 20241

Pretty sure those shoes are going back. That scar would bug the hell out of me if they were mine, and as mentioned, handmade $700 US (or whatever) shoes ought to be better than AE seconds.

post #15703 of 20241
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Originally Posted by Bill Dlwgosh View Post

Pretty sure those shoes are going back. That scar would bug the hell out of me if they were mine, and as mentioned, handmade $700 US (or whatever) shoes ought to be better than AE seconds.
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post #15704 of 20241
I realize it's tedious, but can some people with experience suggest a good starting point for Vass F last sizing?

I measure between 7.5 and 7.75 on the Brannock, and I definitely have a narrow foot (even more so the heel than the forefoot).

I wear a 7.5 length in all the normal fitting Alden lasts (Hampton, Aberdeen, Leydon, etc) and could probably take a B width, though I haven't tried. I get a nice fit from the Hampton in 7.5C when I wear thick socks.

I'm a UK 6.5E in the C&J 325, though I can again wear thick socks so a narrow would be better. I take a UK 6.5E in the C&J 314, but that's a little short. A UK 7 extra narrow would probably be a better fit.

I'd like to figure out my sizing in the F last. Having read this whole thread... I'm trying to decide between a 40.5 and a 41. I'll probably pick up a standard width for fitting purposes rather than MTO a narrow right of the bat. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
post #15705 of 20241
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

I realize it's tedious, but can some people with experience suggest a good starting point for Vass F last sizing?

I measure between 7.5 and 7.75 on the Brannock, and I definitely have a narrow foot (even more so the heel than the forefoot).

I wear a 7.5 length in all the normal fitting Alden lasts (Hampton, Aberdeen, Leydon, etc) and could probably take a B width, though I haven't tried. I get a nice fit from the Hampton in 7.5C when I wear thick socks.

I'm a UK 6.5E in the C&J 325, though I can again wear thick socks so a narrow would be better. I take a UK 6.5E in the C&J 314, but that's a little short. A UK 7 extra narrow would probably be a better fit.

I'd like to figure out my sizing in the F last. Having read this whole thread... I'm trying to decide between a 40.5 and a 41. I'll probably pick up a standard width for fitting purposes rather than MTO a narrow right of the bat. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

The 7.75 and narrow width complicate things. I'd start with the standard width 40.5 first. It may actually be perfect. If too short, 41 narrow may be the way to go. 41 standard will definitely be too big.

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