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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. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    mia colpa. The Budapest is teh classic last. I did not mean to pick on it.
     
  2. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    carry on. this thread needs fresh blood combined with some facts. all good.
     
  3. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    No worries. I figured as much, hence Ron Burgundy!
     
  4. rikod

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    Very very nice, saratorial gave the forum a much needed boost, lots of pics and few words. Congratulations and thanks for the fireworks, I love excess.
     
  5. add911_11

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    Hey are you the owner of Ascot shoes?

    Just joking, nice collection.
     
  6. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    No, Karl is and he is a nice guy to work with. I guess you recognize his offerings as well. These were ordered through Ascot shoes anyway.
     
  7. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    Yep, especially with the two tone brown brogue. Is their sizing similar to C&J handgrade last?

    I have been contemplating to get one once I am back in UK

    Your shoes collection is a thing of beauty, please excuse my bad joke earlier.
     
  8. chogall

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    Yes. The only downside is his pricing, which is much higher than forum proxies even excluding VAT.
     
  9. Lo Zingaro

    Lo Zingaro Active Member

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    I put my Vass for like 5-6 times and on the surface the leather has some microfractures...as if it was covered by little, microscopic dots. This happens not in the toe area, in the middle, and on the both sides.
    Any ideas?

    My shoes have Italian polish on, is there a link between the two things?

    I'm sorry I can't put photos I don't have any camera ATM.
     
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  10. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    ..
     
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  11. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    proxies are higher than going directcly. so what?
     
  12. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    odd- r u sure it's not the polish rather than the leather ?
     
  13. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Calf or cordovan?
     
  14. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    most likely.
     
  15. Saratorial_Splender

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    Pricing is the same as Gaziano & Girling, EG or C&J.
     
  16. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    But you can't order G&G or EG from their own store for almost half that price, which is kind of a big difference. Vass ordered from Budapest is just ~400€ plus shipping.
     
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  17. Slewfoot

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    400 euros, but you then have the potential to get hit with duties of around $100 on top of that. Doesn't usually happen, but it can.

    EG direct have gone up where ordering from a broker like Leffot or Leather Soul is only maybe 10% more. At least that's what I recall from last year.
     
  18. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    The solution to the duty problem is to live in Europe.. But yeah, know it occasionally happens to you US customers, and that the Vass people aren't that keen to allowe exchanges if the size gets wrong for you. But for us in Europe we get cheap posting (20€), no duties and the possability for an exchange, which for me makes it a no brainier to go directly through Vass instead of some more expensive proxy alternative.
     
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  19. fritzl

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    outside of europe yes. now, you can choose your carrier with Vass it's unlikely.

    also you can handle exchanges better, imo.
     
  20. Medwed

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    You get that and free healthcare? You bastards:) Seriously, if you stuck in US ask Vass to ship via Magyar Posta and you'd be duty free.
     
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