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The Best of B&S - Someone should buy this!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by inimitable, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. TM79

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    Probably because Carmina price has dropped down to impulse buy territory for a lot of US folks recently, while Vass is still a bit hard to swallow.
     


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    They are my size and soon will be mine! (Just sent payment.)
     
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    Good point, sounds right.
     


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    I think Vass has always been a bit of difficult sell on SF. I think it offers a good cost - quality ratio, and I really like the U last.
     


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    Don't get this at all.

    Vass 2nd hand is an incredible value. Regularly found for $350-$450 on the B&S for a lightly worn pair (often with trees). At this price it blows Carmina out of the water in detail, quality, and lasts.

    Unless you have a problem buying pre-owned: Vass will wear better, look better, and hold value better should you ever decide to sell.

    - MH
     


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    Agree with all of that but the issue is convincing everyone else!
     


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    I think that one of the issues is that people are nervous about Vass sizing.

    This is exacerbated, of course, by the fact that quite a lot of the "Vass for sale" posts in the B&S subforum mention "got my size wrong" as the main reason for selling!
     


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    True ... but I'd be way more wary of a maker like Carmina and their never ending lasts. Good point, though.
     


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    Great stuff. @TM79 aren't you a 40L? He has some other good offerings as well.

    I am looking into the one that is closer to a 40R, but need to see pics of the pleats on the pants. Could be a deal breaker.
     


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