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post #9361 of 20276
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

That oxblood is void of all burgundy, is that accurate?

It has a slight reddish hue to it. This is an old pair;the new pairs. I have ordered is darker compared to this pair.
post #9362 of 20276
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Originally Posted by terrorsquad View Post
 

Here are some comparison pictures between dark brown and dark brown museum calf and also oxblood against plum museum calf. I have adjusted the pics to show contrast and also in saturated mode. Picture was taken outdoors under natural light

 

Oxblood and plum

 

   thanks for the comparison. I have an osloer boot in the oxblood on the way & good to see it isn't TOO red

post #9363 of 20276
The plum is absolutely beautiful.
post #9364 of 20276

In terrorssquad's pic, the Oxblood doesn't look red at all.  My pair are certainly a very very deep red/black, but more visibly red than what shows on my monitor in his pics.

Hosting provided by FotoTime This vendor pic by Ascot is useful in demonstrating the difference between Oxblood and Bordeaux: Hosting provided by FotoTime 

post #9365 of 20276
my oxblood have little if any red in them, they lean way more towards brown
post #9366 of 20276
Oxlood definitely leans more towards brown.
post #9367 of 20276
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
 

In terrorssquad's pic, the Oxblood doesn't look red at all.  My pair are certainly a very very deep red/black, but more visibly red than what shows on my monitor in his pics.

Hosting provided by FotoTime

 

   that blend is what i'm hoping for

post #9368 of 20276

Mind. BLOWN.

 

The last couple of pictures are so much full of win that I probably will need to purchase both Oxblood and Plum. And Dark Brown. And an other pair of Antique Cognac. I was hoping that the comparison shots would eliminate some of the alternatives, but apparently they didn't. My wallet is bleeding.

 

Thans guys! Very much appreciated.

post #9369 of 20276
How do you U.S. residents go about buying Vass?
post #9370 of 20276
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

How do you U.S. residents go about buying Vass?

There are three general options:

1, Working directly with Vass by emailing them.

2. Working through a proxy (of which there's at least one here on SF. See the conversation about Notch's offerings in the SF Marketplace just earlier in the thread).

3. Buying ready made or putting in an MTO from one of the several retailers here in the US that are now stocking Vass: Epaulet, No Man Walks Alone, and (from what I understand) The Nettleton Shop in Pittsburgh. Epaulet and NMWA both offer good return policies.
post #9371 of 20276
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

There are three general options:

1, Working directly with Vass by emailing them.

2. Working through a proxy (of which there's at least one here on SF. See the conversation about Notch's offerings in the SF Marketplace just earlier in the thread).

3. Buying ready made or putting in an MTO from one of the several retailers here in the US that are now stocking Vass: Epaulet, No Man Walks Alone, and (from what I understand) The Nettleton Shop in Pittsburgh. Epaulet and NMWA both offer good return policies.

Thanks.

Any advantages to #1 vs. #3? #3 seems easier, but maybe more costly?

Any best practices for #1?

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post #9372 of 20276
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Thanks.

Any advantages to #1 vs. #3? #3 seems easier, but maybe more costly?

Any best practices for #1?

No more follow-ups I promise.

definitely more economical to do #1 vs. #3. Sizing issues would probably be the best reason to pick #3 over #1, since you'd be able to return the shoes to the vendor.

also #1 allows for customization vs. picking rtw from a vendor. you could always do a MTO through the vendor, but then its even adding more cost to the more expensive option
post #9373 of 20276
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definitely more economical to do #1 vs. #3.

 

Yes, but, there can be a big BUT.  At least as between #1 and #2.

 

Unless things have changed recently, Vass accepts neither credit cards nor Paypal - so you have to wire funds.  There is cost involved here.  My bank used to charge $25.  They now charge $35 for this Flintstone's-era type of banking transaction.  And I get the joy of spending a good portion of my lunch hour standing in line at a bank.  How's that for retro? 

 

Secondly, (and again someone please correct me if I this has changed) - Vass ships by courier only.  In my experience, this is as close as it gets to a surefire guarantee that full duties and taxes are assessed.  My purchases through Notch and Ascot - who ship by trackable post - have all come through clear (as is the case with probably 90% of stuff I have sent to me by post).  And without a doubt, they end up less that what a direct from Vass purchase shipped by courier and given the full treatment (including the lovely 'brokerage fees' the courier charges YOU for the privilege of collecting duties from YOU) would cost at the end of the day.

 

So for this Canadian purchaser, it is a very open question as to whether #1 is more economical than #2, and if so, to what degree.  For me, #3 would still be an import.

post #9374 of 20276
Thanks.

And now to look up sizing equivalents for EG 8.5/9 E width somewhere.
post #9375 of 20276
#1, as RogerP notes, has its issues and you do have to wait for your shoes. There's also essentially no reasonable way to return shoes form the US. Seems as if shipping back to Hungary is very expensive, unless I've missed something.

#2 I believe proxies can either facilitate an MTO for sell you an in stock pair. So you'd presumably be able to get shoes faster if the proxy has a pair you want. I've never ordered by this method. Therefore I don't know about transaction costs.

#3 The pricing is higher, I think, but perhaps not if you look at the cost of #1 or #2 all in (shoes, shipping, transactions costs) and particularly not if you add duty, which sometimes and individual pays and sometimes not. Clearly business can't avoid paying duty on imports they make if they want to stay in business. So I think you do the math, the US retailer prices really just have a lot of the line item costs built in, and then a margin for them of course.

I forgot to mention that there's an eBay seller too (Ascot Shoes) out of the UK that may offer another option similar to #1 and #2. They have both stock shoes and MTO offerings.

Can't help on the sizing as I don't own EG, but you should get good advice here or from one of the seller sources we've been discussing.

Good luck. Post photos when you get a pair. smile.gif
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