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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. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    Don't waste your time, I've explained that very simple and quick process like 50 times, in a couple of pages you will see the same thing again, it's so ridiculous it's even funny.
     


  2. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    I really like what you say guys, but it is never that straightforward. I wish it is, but it is not.
    I love Vass shoes and I have a nice collection, but after 8 years dealing with Vass, it is like pulling teeth. I am glad you all are happy though.
     


  3. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    It is for me, just an email, they have my measures and make the shoes exactly my size and I'm only had to deal with a few mistakes or models That I thought I would like and didn't, but if you have 8 years dealing with them you have your own different different experience, how weird.

    That said, dealing with Nick at Bespoke England is great, easy and reliable but it's almost 3 times the price and 5-6 months. I own a couple of pairs of G&G's and I love both, I wish to own another pair in the future.

    Anyway, I'm tired of the whole thing, I don't have the patience and the money anymore to continue with this stuff, just trying to contribute and help anybody who's willing to go thru this.
     


  4. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    If you don't mind me asking, what was the total cost for the MTO, shipping, bank fees, customs fees, etc?
     


  5. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    I hear you. I love Nick and I wish there is a "Nick" on the other Vass side. Thanks for putting up with the chatter.
     


  6. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    grendel, I think it ended up being around $565. I didn't have brokerage fees with this package, yet. I just submitted forms for my Meermin shoes and didn't even get a call from FedEx about this package or the need to complete any paperwork.
     


  7. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    How would you compare the quality? I want to try out a hand welted MTO for my next pair of shoes, and I've been looking at Vass and Meermin. If Vass is only like $100 more it seems like a better value.
     


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    Why I love dealing directly with Vass: spending 30 min at bank to send $45 electronic transfer fee, getting charged .03% extra for the currency conversion, likely getting hit with $$$ duties, and then holding my breath I sized correctly (based on their sizing advice).

    If I had to do it again, I'd go with tombrowne. No doubt

    Vass isn't very popular and never will be because it's just a pain for first time buyers.
     
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  9. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Vass leather is better than Meermin. I just picked them up so only tried them on. They fit my feet perfectly!! I will be ordering more :slayer:

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    NAMOR Senior member

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    ^ but that's why we do it. Wow. What size and last?
     


  11. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Size 44, I am 11US, sort of, my JL 8000 are a little big and they are 10EUK, my EG 10.5/11 E 82 last fit me best of all my shoes and these are comparable. F-Last.
     
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    That's great to hear man! I got size 45, I'm a 12. We should meet up in NYC next week to get Vass shoe circle picture. Lol
     


  13. Journeyman

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    Vass really are superb shoes - beautiful leather, beautiful construction, beautiful lasts, beautiful styles. Given the quality of the shoes, the prices are a bargain.

    However, it's rather a pain to get hold of them and so that is why - after a burst of enthusiasm a couple of years ago - you don't read about them as much on StyleForum as you do about brands such as Carmina or Meermin, even though it's 99% certain that neither Carmina nor Meermin are as good as Vass.

    I haven't tried purchasing Vass directly - my purchases have either been off the StyleForum Buying & Selling forum or through a proxy. Doing in the latter way is more expensive from purchasing directly from Vass but, by the sound of it, is a smoother option.
     


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    I'm a first time buyer and so far it's been great, just transferred the money today, they will start work monday and delivery is promised for 10 November. I kinda prefer this to Carmina because you can get any shoe made to order without paying 50% extra.

    Of course I will reserve final judgement till they deliver my shit in the legendary standards I read about on here. But so far it's been just fine dealing with them.
     


  15. gyasih

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    No brokerage because my "Sample shoes" only have a $90 value.

    I am already looking at my next pair.
     


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