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My new shoes stretched in a wierd way...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by whochrisliu, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. whochrisliu

    whochrisliu Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info, I emailed Lobb for one of their forums, I checked out both Vass-Shoes and the Vass-Cipo website I cant find the contact info to Rezso, do you know what it is?
    Well the area I pressed is where the shank would be, but with all the high praise of Vass shoes and their build quality how on earth would they screw up with the steel shank?

    Thank you both for your very honest opinions. Kind of sucks, 700 clams down the drain, this shoe went wrong on every imaginable level. Where would I get fitted for a bespoke shoe anyways? Neiman Marcus has Lobb but they are the RTW line I think, and they are going for about $1600. Do these stores like Vass, Eg, JL, JM Weston, G&G, Carmina etc have stores in North America? I mean hell a airplane ticket over to wherever they are is already 2 MTO shoes. I guess I could get Allen Edmond or something but I was hoping to get a more higher quality dress shoe...
     
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  2. jammyo40

    jammyo40 Well-Known Member

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    The English shoemakers tend to have trunks shows in major metropolitan cities in the US. GC and G&G both visited Dallas and Dean Girling himself helped me with sizing with my first pair of G&Gs.
     
  3. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    For clarification purposes, my response was an inside joke. It was not intended to make light of your situation. :)
     
  4. whochrisliu

    whochrisliu Well-Known Member

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    My mistake, your avatar makes everything you say look quite serious [​IMG]
     
  5. Snedley

    Snedley Senior member

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    They may be the wrong size/width combination or you may just have an odd foot shape.
     
  6. Snedley

    Snedley Senior member

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    Shoes do not need to be broken in and should fit perfectly when you buy them. Stay away from shoes like Vass(Lobb too) that only come in 1 width. And yes you are right, slip ons are better made shoes and will fit properly. There's no need to wear laced shoes.
     
  7. Snedley

    Snedley Senior member

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    You buy those at Bergdoff's? Tell them they're defective and to credit your account. If they want the shoes back tell them to have UPS collect them.
     
  8. whochrisliu

    whochrisliu Well-Known Member

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    No I didnt Snedley, I got them from Ascot Shoes. Dont think I can get a refund.
     
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    pnutpug Senior member

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    Oh, come now---that's ridiculous. You're either joking or a troll.
     
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    uniesse Senior member

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    Are these the U or K last?
     
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    He's a blatant troll, spouting rubbish all over the board for a few days now. The mods will have him soon...
     
  12. Snedley

    Snedley Senior member

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    If you paid by credit card, which is the only way you should ever buy anything, you have protection against defective products. If you don't get a credit then just notify your bank and they'll take the charge off.
     
  13. Snedley

    Snedley Senior member

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    You're the ridiculous one. I've been buying high quality shoes since I was 17, that's over 40 years ago and certainly know a lot more than kids, amateurs who buy shoes by mail, used shoe buyers etc. The one thing that stands out in my mind when I read these posts is that mostof you don't even know how to measure a foot or how to fit a shoe which is why 90% of you are always making some complaint about how badly your shoes fit. Listen to the voice of experience not some 'tween or 20 something.
     
  14. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    what's the air like? you know, like up on that pedestal, is it quite thin?


    :satisfied:













    alright, in all fairness though, I've never understood people ordering shoes online and hoping they'll fit. makes no sense to me unless you've already tried them on in B&M and are getting a good deal online.
     
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    It's so simple, I'm learning that SF complicates everything
     
  16. whochrisliu

    whochrisliu Well-Known Member

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    Eh oh well, now I know. Im not going to sell the shoe, I will still wear it around, they are comfortable now at least. Heel does not slip anymore and my pants will cover most of that part anyways. My cobbler said that aside from fit the steel shank spring is probably too hard or something. He also looked at my feet photos he said that perhaps I should look into bespoke, said that with my feet I probably wont be finding anything that will fit me that great off the rack. Problem is flying somewhere just to get my shoe fit. The ticket costs so damn much you would have to go order about 10 pairs to even make the trip worthwhile. People always say "Well thats the dangers of buying something online!" if thats the case I might as well start rocking cowboy boots because we dont have a lot of bespoke shoemakers or retailers here in Houston, TX. If you want anything nicer online is the only option. So anyways, I think its back to loafers for now. I do appreciate all the sage wisdom though.
     
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    Have you looked at Alden? They have a very wide variety of lasts to fit many different foot types.
     
  18. Snedley

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    I would think that anyone who is buying expensive shoes regardless of where he lives would also be the sort who would travel to places where he'd be able to buy them in person. It's sort of ridiculous for some $50k a yr clerk to be spending $500 a pair on shoes and buying them by mail.
     
  19. LeJouvre

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    When I saw "Ascot Shoes" everything suddenly started to make a whole lot more sense.

    Everyone I know who has bought shoes from Karl has had some or another problem.

    The issue is that most of the shoes sold by Karl are rejects. Now I am not sure how Vass marks his rejects, but if you find Ascot shoes on auction which are not rejects, well then you will have found a rare thing.

    Perhaps it is not the last or shoe size after all, perhaps there is some other reason more closely associated with rejects.

    I wonder how Karl would react if you took the matter up with him?
     
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  20. LEVOOSH

    LEVOOSH Senior member

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    I beleive that Tony Gaziano has done trunks shows with Chris Despos who is based in Dallas. Not too far away and you can get fitted by the man himself.
     

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