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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

... they have my foot prints with measures and they adjust things to fit my foot so all my Vass fit mostly the same in every style.

Can you say more about this? How did you provide them the foot prints, etc.? In person?
post #6167 of 11765
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Originally Posted by Swede66 View Post


Please keep us posted on this! I was thinking about the same thing

It's been over 3 months - I have a gut feeling what answer is...

 

I know the Lobb Chambord model and EG Dover are stitched by the same guy, so there no shortage of those shoes for me. He's making a bespoke pair for me at moment.

Only wished Vass could handle such a labour intensive request....  

post #6168 of 11765
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post


They both fit perfect but I guess this is because they have my foot prints with measures and they adjust things to fit my foot so all my Vass fit mostly the same in every style.

If you order by sizes, I would definitely recommend, without any doubts, to downsize at least half a size for loafers. That is my experience not only with loafers from Vass, but other makers as well like GG, C&J and Alden.

Agree - 

 

but bear in mind the pain around the instep whilst breaking into them...

 

Once you have settled into the shoes, they should fit snugly like a pair of vicuna glove

If your loafers come in too comfortable, remember loafers have no lace mechanism

to tighten them at a later date...insole is the answer.  

post #6169 of 11765
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

They both fit perfect but I guess this is because they have my foot prints with measures and they adjust things to fit my foot so all my Vass fit mostly the same in every style.

If you order by sizes, I would definitely recommend, without any doubts, to downsize at least half a size for loafers. That is my experience not only with loafers from Vass, but other makers as well like GG, C&J and Alden.

Thank you very much for this.
post #6170 of 11765
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Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post

Agree - 

but bear in mind the pain around the instep whilst breaking into them...

Once you have settled into the shoes, they should fit snugly like a pair of vicuna glove
If your loafers come in too comfortable, remember loafers have no lace mechanism

to tighten them at a later date...insole is the answer.  

I have been very lucky and my "guess" (which involved reading every Vass post SF for months) resulted in the right size the first time I ordered. I actually hate loafers and despite my being firmly middle aged think they project a country club image I don't care for. That said, the Vass loafers actually look really good to my eyes and I may risk the order just to try them.
post #6171 of 11765
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Originally Posted by sm31 View Post

Can you say more about this? How did you provide them the foot prints, etc.? In person?

I googled how to measure my foot, I did it, scanned the prints and sent to Vass by email

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Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post

Agree - 

but bear in mind the pain around the instep whilst breaking into them...

Once you have settled into the shoes, they should fit snugly like a pair of vicuna glove
If your loafers come in too comfortable, remember loafers have no lace mechanism

to tighten them at a later date...insole is the answer.  

Yes, I had a pair that the problem with the instep made them almost unwearable
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Originally Posted by bertie View Post

Thank you very much for this.

You are welcome
post #6172 of 11765
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Originally Posted by Ilovelobbs View Post


99% sure - for stitches around that awkward part of the leather no machine can handle.

 

The upper stitches on my EG Dover takes a skilled craftsman 3 hours to complete 1 pair, using pigs bristle and fine needles.

 

I asked Vass if they can attempt something similar to resemble the Dover stitches - I am still waiting for feedback. 

 

 

AppleMark

 

Keep us updated, don't think Vass will do it tho.

 

Seems like going bespoke is an easier route.  Or SC's MTO...

post #6173 of 11765
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

Vass blast from the past in Navy


More blast from the past.....and present...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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post #6174 of 11765

I noticed that there's a number of Vass MTOs advertised on eBay by the following seller:

 

ascot_shoes

 

Has anyone purchased their Vass shoes this way, or is just better to order directly from Vass? 

post #6175 of 11765
I'd rather order from the SF members who offer the same service.
post #6176 of 11765
Order from Vass.
post #6177 of 11765
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

I noticed that there's a number of Vass MTOs advertised on eBay by the following seller:

 

ascot_shoes

 

Has anyone purchased their Vass shoes this way, or is just better to order directly from Vass? 

 

 

I would say there are advantages and disadvantages to both routes, rather than declaring one to be "better".

 

It's cheaper to buy directly from Vass.  And of course, you get to choose style, last, colour, and materials.  But if Ascot (or another reseller) has a shoe you want, that factor becomes a push.  And re-sellers offer both immediate delivery (versus a 4-6 week wait) and multiple convenient payment options.  Whether those factors are worth the premium is up to you.

 

I have purchased 2 pairs of Vass shoes from Ascot, and I am very happy with both product and service - particularly the promptness and ease of communication and quick shipment by registered post (versus a courier, which invariably attracts both full duties and taxes as well as additional brokerage fees).  In fact, those two factors alone easily make up for the price difference versus direct order from Vass shipped by courier.

 

And standing in line at my bank, wading through wire transfer forms and waiting for several days for confirmation of transfer is decidedly less convenient that than the half-dozen mouse clicks and keystrokes it took to make payment to Ascot.

post #6178 of 11765
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

 

 

I would say there are advantages and disadvantages to both routes, rather than declaring one to be "better".

 

It's cheaper to buy directly from Vass.  And of course, you get to choose style, last, colour, and materials.  But if Ascot (or another reseller) has a shoe you want, that factor becomes a push.  And re-sellers offer both immediate delivery (versus a 4-6 week wait) and multiple convenient payment options.  Whether those factors are worth the premium is up to you.

 

I have purchased 2 pairs of Vass shoes from Ascot, and I am very happy with both product and service - particularly the promptness and ease of communication and quick shipment by registered post (versus a courier, which invariably attracts both full duties and taxes as well as additional brokerage fees).  In fact, those two factors alone easily make up for the price difference versus direct order from Vass shipped by courier.

 

And standing in line at my bank, wading through wire transfer forms and waiting for several days for confirmation of transfer is decidedly less convenient that than the half-dozen mouse clicks and keystrokes it took to make payment to Ascot.

Good points, and I was starting to think the same thing about some of these points you made as well. I just wanted to confirm that I wasn't the only one of the same opinion. Thanks for taking the time to respond and share your thoughts.

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I thought these looked  kinda neat.

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Edited by dddrees - 3/17/13 at 4:16pm
post #6180 of 11765

Funky.  Bold. Very different colour combo.  Me like.

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