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

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

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    Insanely good price on insanely nice boots.
     

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    This is a great price, good luck with the sale. Half a size or a width too wide for me.
     

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    @blekit how did you quantify more toe room? With a specific measurement or did you just ask them to feather the last across the toes? I know the 43.5 F-lasted shoes I tried in-store felt fine, but the pair I received were snug across my toes. I'm not sure if it is just due to Vass charm in manufacturing, but it would be nice to correct for future orders.
     

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    Does anyone know if Vass has any shell cordovan available to place an order for boots?

    I haven't had a response to my email - perhaps I should ring instead?
     

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    I would have driven to Oakville NOW if they were 45.
    Good Luck with the sale!
     

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    I know when I inquired they were short and informed me they would only do ankle boots with shell.
     

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    Concordia Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Repeat of a perennial: is anyone getting emails returned? Trying to make a new MTO, but radio silence.
     

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    A friend and I both had radio silence. He called them and they were very helpful. I brought something else, but will call them when I next want to order.
     

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    Response latency has been variable for me. I ordered some chukkas a couple weeks ago and responses were pretty quick, but earlier this year I had worse luck trying to get questions answered for a potential high boot order. I didn't try calling.
     

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    Thanks for your response, makes sense. Still, next time I'll ask the sales guy for an exact reasoning.
    The clothes were laundered separately, I just mixed the dry ones ;-).

    As RogerP stated, in my experience the toe wears out much faster, even with a topy. You end up replacing the topy more frequently.
     

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    I didn't send any measurements. However, when the second GMTO was in the early stages, I have already sent my first pair to them for the repairs and discussed the most appropriate last shape. They proposed either standard last F with some more width in toes area or it's slightly wider, more asymetric version (I think it was called FB). I went with the former and am very happy with the final outcome.
     

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    Does anyone know if Vass sells shoe trees separately? Somehow when I find very nice deals on Vass shoes the original owners don't have the shoe trees with the shoes (not sure why to be honest, I thought every Vass order came with them). I've found some online on Ebay from time to time but it's tough to know the last for sure but I'm almost certain they're for more dressy lasts like F.
     

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    Im pretty sure they would sell the 2 piece ones
     

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    Only MTOs come with free trees.
     

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