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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. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    PM Kolecho on the board. He organizes bulk buys. It is technically cheaper to buy them from Vass, but many people have gotten hit with a large duty tax when the shoes come into their country which then makes them as or more expensive than buying from Kolecho in the first place. And a lot more of a headache. Vass can also sometimes be unresponsive if they are very busy. Good luck as they are well worth it!
     


  2. LS7

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    Agreed and I have ordered through kolecho myself on more than one occasion. However I've had customs charges, VAT and Royal Mail handling fees imposed when the package arrives from HK, without fail. Nothing appears to get through here, whereas incoming items into the US, even when declared at full value, seem to most often pass onto the addressee without either inspection or charging.
     


  3. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Does the duty apply to second-hand purchases as well? I just received a pair of shoes with an accurate declared value, but there was no duty charged.
     


  4. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    going to budapest
     


  5. fritzl

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    actually, this doesn't make sense, imo, as deedee is in the EU and Hungary already benefits from the free exchange of goods within these boundaries. besides, he also benefits from the low forint.
     


  6. Slewfoot

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    Hmmmm.....didn't realize that was the case between the two.
     


  7. sstomcat

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    I guess I will know in a few days! the fugly round thingie does sound interesting
     


  8. emc894

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    Does the F last fit true to size. i.e. Would a 9uk in C&J be a 43 in F last?

    Thanks guys.
     


  9. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    emc894, I would say the F last fits true to size, but has a higher-than-usual instep. I've had to use tongue pads on my pairs, something I rarely have to do.
     


  10. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    Both fit true to size...
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2012


  11. Gdot

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    Nice choices sstomcat!

    Especially the cap toes.

    What are you planning to wear with the pebble grain wingtips?
     


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    Do you know how the process goes when wanting to go with one of the MTO lasts when going to budapest?
     


  13. sstomcat

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    Thank you, Probably will wear them with khakis, navy, Taupe or even jeans...
    the captoes are for dress slacks navy, charcoal woild look good I presume
     


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    What color are the pebble grain wingtips?
     


  15. sstomcat

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    Cognac
     


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