Originally Posted by chobochobo
Those St C shoe trees are a damn tight fit, or is it just me?
For my SCa, they actually fit perfectly!
. Especially compared to my G&G which are really, REALLY tight!
Originally Posted by rikod
I can't compare because I've never seen SC in person, I would appreciate if you can elaborate on what differences price reflects and what means that the sole looks to be done better. For example I had 6 pairs of G&G (2 now) that cost 3 times what Vass cost and I like Vass much more., lasts, leather, soles, fit. GG have a more "elegant" soles with that fiddle waist or whatever is called (that I don't like) but I don't know if that means it's better and also the finish is more elaborate with the burnishing and antiqued (that I like sometimes but are not crazy about) but also don't know if that means it's better. Thank you
I'll try...firstly, the leather seems to be of higher quality. There are a lot of finishes and burnishing effects available. Mine are 105s made of crust leather, and they are beautiful!
For the broguing, SC use unique patterns.
Design-wise, they both have great designs, so that's even between the two of them.
For the sole? Vass uses JR soles as standard I believe, whereas SC use their own material, and it is a beautiful, solid-feeling sole (not sure about the actual material).
The waist of the SC is narrower, and provides more arch support compared to the Vass.
For me, SC just feels more solid and better made, and the fit seems better. Remember, though, my experience is limited to one pair each.
Hope this helps.