Originally Posted by gdl203
I own both and would give an edge to St Crispin on leather quality, finish and overall construction. I'd give Vass the nod on lasts (haven't found a SC last as attractive as U), customer service and value for money.
They're about the same. I really like SC's classic last, but I also like all the Vass lasts, each in their own way.
SC is a bit lighter on the foot.
As for service, I've only bought Vass at retail (at Louis) or through the usual intermediaries. For Saint Crispin's, I've dealt with Phillip Car directly (well, by email), and found him attentive, expert and a person who loves what he sells.