or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The Ultimate Vass Porn Thread
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

The Ultimate Vass Porn Thread - Page 380

post #5686 of 13377
Quote:
Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Those Kermit shoes are fantastic!  Green would never have occurred to me, but those look terrific with jeans.  This place is dangerous.

 

Yes, the Budapesters are U-last, the double-monks are K.

 

Here's one shot on-foot - having a little extra fun with the socks:

 

 

Oh man, Im loving this :) Grats on both the shoes, the monks looks really good.

post #5687 of 13377
Quote:
Originally Posted by MRMan View Post

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
After lurking this thread for some time I have finally gone ahead with ordering. I thought I'd deal with Vass directly and then compare total cost and ease of transaction to working with a proxy on future orders. Dealing with Vass has been surprisingly simple and pleasant, but I'm starting to have my doubts re: any cost savings.


My inquiry: London model with stitched uppers, F-last, 6125 dark cognac calf, double to single sole, flush metal toe taps
Cost: 420 euro + 30 (trees) + 20 (toe plates) + 35 shipping (Fedex) = 505 euros ($675 CAD/USD)

Even using CurrencyFair (which I signed up for after reading some positive press) and assuming a miracle of no duties/brokerage fees (which has never happened for me for anything marked > $20 and I order overseas or from the US all the time), it looks like proxies win (assuming they still run at $650). Maybe that assumption is wrong and you can forget this whole thing.

Am I missing something? .... 

Yes; custom duties.
post #5688 of 13377

My first pair of Vass. 

 

Theresianer High Boot in Cognac Scotchgrain, F-last, Vibram sole - by far the best fit in a RTW last.

 

 

 

 

 

post #5689 of 13377

Lovely!

Quote:
Originally Posted by n-domino View Post

My first pair of Vass. 

 

Theresianer High Boot in Cognac Scotchgrain, F-last, Vibram sole - by far the best fit in a RTW last.

 

 

 

 

 

post #5690 of 13377
I paid EU 590 including shipping to US for a cordovan budapester MTO directly from Vass.

I felt that was a fair price, especially in my case where Vass will take back shoes that are not made to satisfaction.
post #5691 of 13377

I have a question:

 

Do the shoe trees only come in full sizes? I ordered my boots in a size 41.5 and the trees included are labeled a 41. That is assuming the boots I ordered are indeed a 41.5. They fit perfectly, nonetheless. 

post #5692 of 13377
These look excellent. I also like to color combination. Wear in good health.
post #5693 of 13377
Quote:
Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Agree - have ogled those three-tone oxford budapesters many a time on eBay!  

Frank, your weird oiled olives look even more awesome on the foot.  Real shit-kickers in the most exclusive-looking and cool way possible.  That's a real win right there.

Ha ha. A little weird they definitely are. Thanks!
Quote:
Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Those Kermit shoes are fantastic!  Green would never have occurred to me, but those look terrific with jeans.  This place is dangerous.

Yes, the Budapesters are U-last, the double-monks are K.

Here's one shot on-foot - having a little extra fun with the socks:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


Great looking. Thanks for the extra photo.
Quote:
Originally Posted by n-domino View Post

My first pair of Vass. 

Theresianer High Boot in Cognac Scotchgrain, F-last, Vibram sole - by far the best fit in a RTW last.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


What's the feel like of the scotchgrain from Vass? Is it a soft leather? I recently got a pair of scotchgrain boots from another maker, my first experience with the leather, and it is a fairly hard leather. Durable, though, I'd think.
post #5694 of 13377
Quote:
Originally Posted by n-domino View Post

I have a question:

 

Do the shoe trees only come in full sizes? I ordered my boots in a size 41.5 and the trees included are labeled a 41. That is assuming the boots I ordered are indeed a 41.5. They fit perfectly, nonetheless. 


Yes... or at least this has been my experience.    My 42.5's came with trees marked 42.    The trees have little spring in them and form a perfect fit once inserted into the shoe.

post #5695 of 13377
Quote:
Originally Posted by MRMan View Post

After lurking this thread for some time I have finally gone ahead with ordering. I thought I'd deal with Vass directly and then compare total cost and ease of transaction to working with a proxy on future orders. Dealing with Vass has been surprisingly simple and pleasant, but I'm starting to have my doubts re: any cost savings. 


My inquiry: London model with stitched uppers, F-last, 6125 dark cognac calf, double to single sole, flush metal toe taps
Cost: 420 euro + 30 (trees) + 20 (toe plates) + 35 shipping (Fedex) = 505 euros ($675 CAD/USD)

Even using CurrencyFair (which I signed up for after reading some positive press) and assuming a miracle of no duties/brokerage fees (which has never happened for me for anything marked > $20 and I order overseas or from the US all the time), it looks like proxies win (assuming they still run at $650). Maybe that assumption is wrong and you can forget this whole thing. 

Am I missing something? If there is a VAT deduction then I may be out ahead, but somewhere I read Vass doesn't do that. That price is more than fair for the apparent quality, but I've just always thought there was a premium when dealing with proxies. 

I've done the same math to Canada. Duty on shoes is 18 percent I think which offsets VAT deduction. I've used a proxy as I keep seeing a wash in the delivered cost. In addition FedEx seems to add random brokerage fees which can add up. Please let us know whaurgeur final cost is as a point of reference.
post #5696 of 13377
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post


What's the feel like of the scotchgrain from Vass? Is it a soft leather? I recently got a pair of scotchgrain boots from another maker, my first experience with the leather, and it is a fairly hard leather. Durable, though, I'd think.

I would say the scotchgrain is relatively soft; the lining, however, is very soft. The outer leather is pliable but definitely has a certain amount of toughness - after one wear for approximately two hours the shaft has already conformed well to my lower leg. I purchased these for foul weather use - and everyday use as well - so I expect the leather to hold its own. Time will tell.  

post #5697 of 13377
Quote:
Originally Posted by n-domino View Post

I would say the scotchgrain is relatively soft; the lining, however, is very soft. The outer leather is pliable but definitely has a certain amount of toughness - after one wear for approximately two hours the shaft has already conformed well to my lower leg. I purchased these for foul weather use - and everyday use as well - so I expect the leather to hold its own. Time will tell.  

Thanks for the details. They look great. Enjoy.
post #5698 of 13377
Quote:
Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post


Thanks for the details. They look great. Enjoy.

Thank you - I'll make sure to enjoy them. I'm already planning my second purchase. Vass may become my primary source of shoes. Mr. Kuti is a pleasure to deal with, the prices are very reasonable, the order and delivery at 4 weeks is impressive, and the shoes themselves are fantastic. All in all a very good experience. 

post #5699 of 13377
Quote:
Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by mimo View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by sdolina View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by justsayno View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by bertie View Post

 

Thank you all for your help.  I will inquire about VAT reduction, proceed with the order, and cross my fingers for reasonable customs/brokerage fees. It sounds like Vass does their part to minimize those fees. At least I had a chance to speak with the infamous Mr. Kuti. Fantastic gentlemen, very helpful, and quick to respond. 


Edited by MRMan - 2/15/13 at 7:15pm
post #5700 of 13377

Well however is all shakes out, I am sure you will enjoy your new shoes.  Pics mandatory. smile.gif

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › The Ultimate Vass Porn Thread