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The Ultimate Vass (Footwear) Thread (Pictures, reviews, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. beargonefishing

    beargonefishing Senior member

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    As Notch noticed, they actually stop short of the typical 270 degree stich so it is closer to 180 degrees. They really look good, but I have no idea how they will fit (fingers crossed).

    Incidentally, I would like to thank (curse?) everyone on this forum for educating (indoctrinating?) me on proper high quality shoes. I used to think Cole Haan was high end. I cannot say how much I appreciate (hate?) it.
     
  2. peppercorn78

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    Gotcha. It was kinda hard to see on the photo.
     
  3. Zapasman

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    Didn´t know about this. Shell must tear badly while stitching but I wear them like hard beaters.
     
  4. Mrlol

    Mrlol Senior member

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    hi
    I'm about to order a pair of vass f shoes in size 42 but with size 43 instep, so a mto order. I just got a couple of questions before i do, is there a risk that the shoe will be too big after a while, lets say the heel gets slippery?

    i tried out size 43 and the instep was good here no pain. size 42 it was to tight with pain

    what do u guys think?
     
  5. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Announcement: Ascot Shoes has been taking advantage and exploiting Styleforum and the Styleforum community for a while now without giving anything back, including, but not restricted to having multiple unauthorized accounts for the purpose of commercial solicitation via PM (against the rules even for affiliates to protect our members from spam); and it has just come to our attention.

    Until otherwise told by me or another authorized Styleforum officer, please do not support Ascot shoes. There are other affiliate vendors who have not deliberately circumvented the rules of Styleforum who offer Vass shoes. I would urge you to support those vendors.

    Cheers,

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  6. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Fok,

    Any insight on the issues that Ascot is running afoul of that you can share?
     
  7. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I banned a few accounts that had been used to promote the Vass GMTOs via PM, something that is not allowed, even by affiliates. Both the multiple accounts and the direct PM solicitations are completely against our rules.

    A while back, they had asked about becoming an affiliate, but I guess that they decided that it was more profitable to skirt the rules and gain the benefits paying for any affiliate sponsorship fees, which are a large part of what make it possible for us to run the forum. Not only is this unfair to both the Styleforum business and to our affiliate vendors, but direct and unwanted solicitation via PM is highly detrimental to the integrity of the forum.

    They have also been representing themselves as members of good standing in this community on social media, and implied an association with the forum. That is not strictly illegal, but shows a lack of integrity or honesty.

    Cheers,

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  8. patliean1

    patliean1 Senior member

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    Yikes! I did not know that.

    Are all direct solicitations against the rules or only from so-called business?
     
  9. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    Direct solicitations are generally against the rules. It's the equivalent of telemarketing (and no one likes that). If someone asks you (a private member) about a B&S item, that is something else altogether. If someone has posted that they would like something in the open forum, and you (a private member) have that thing for sale, it would also be appropriate to tell them. However, unrequested solicitation is definitely not okay.

    Cheers,

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  10. jssdc

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    They've also been charging inflated prices for Vass when it's no more difficult to just write to Rezso, so fuck them. Good that SF management caught it.
     
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  11. justinkapur

    justinkapur Senior member

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    Ive had some really bad experiences with them so I am glad that they were finally banned. I never wish the worst for anyone but someone who knows they are sliding the system deserve to be punished.

    /rant
     
  12. Woofa

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    Just received these beauties from member slewfoot. My first pair of Vass and I could not be happier.
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  13. ericgereghty

    ericgereghty Senior member

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    Don't their prices START at like $800 excluding shipping, factoring in conversion rates?
     
  14. patliean1

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    And shipping is like $40 usd.

    Their ebay account has Vass selling for almost G&G prices.
     
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    Nice! Enjoy those beauties!
     
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    I thought that starting some time in 2014 US customers had to go through US or foreign retailers. Is that now not the case? It's the main thing that has stopped me from ordering more.
     
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    New Oxford's delivered today. They fit like a glove and look great.
     
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  18. sliq

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    My Vass oxfords are slightly tight in the heel area to the point where I get sores and need a file to file down the hardened skin and it is god awful painful to walk in unless I wear thin socks. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can break them in quicker? They fit snug. F fit.
     
  19. peppercorn78

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    You could try putting a loafer sock over the heel of your shoe trees, or adding a piece of cloth or bandaid to the tree in the area you need relief from. Over time that should stretc things out just fine.
     
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  20. sliq

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    That's a great idea! I'll try that out. Cheers!
     

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