Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.
Oh man, Im loving this Grats on both the shoes, the monks looks really good.
Yes; custom duties.
My first pair of Vass.
Theresianer High Boot in Cognac Scotchgrain, F-last, Vibram sole - by far the best fit in a RTW last.
I paid EU 590 including shipping to US for a cordovan budapester MTO directly from Vass.
I felt that was a fair price, especially in my case where Vass will take back shoes that are not made to satisfaction.
I have a question:
Do the shoe trees only come in full sizes? I ordered my boots in a size 41.5 and the trees included are labeled a 41. That is assuming the boots I ordered are indeed a 41.5. They fit perfectly, nonetheless.
These look excellent. I also like to color combination. Wear in good health.
Ha ha. A little weird they definitely are. Thanks!
Great looking. Thanks for the extra photo.
What's the feel like of the scotchgrain from Vass? Is it a soft leather? I recently got a pair of scotchgrain boots from another maker, my first experience with the leather, and it is a fairly hard leather. Durable, though, I'd think.
Yes... or at least this has been my experience. My 42.5's came with trees marked 42. The trees have little spring in them and form a perfect fit once inserted into the shoe.
I've done the same math to Canada. Duty on shoes is 18 percent I think which offsets VAT deduction. I've used a proxy as I keep seeing a wash in the delivered cost. In addition FedEx seems to add random brokerage fees which can add up. Please let us know whaurgeur final cost is as a point of reference.
I would say the scotchgrain is relatively soft; the lining, however, is very soft. The outer leather is pliable but definitely has a certain amount of toughness - after one wear for approximately two hours the shaft has already conformed well to my lower leg. I purchased these for foul weather use - and everyday use as well - so I expect the leather to hold its own. Time will tell.
Thanks for the details. They look great. Enjoy.
Thank you - I'll make sure to enjoy them. I'm already planning my second purchase. Vass may become my primary source of shoes. Mr. Kuti is a pleasure to deal with, the prices are very reasonable, the order and delivery at 4 weeks is impressive, and the shoes themselves are fantastic. All in all a very good experience.
Thank you all for your help. I will inquire about VAT reduction, proceed with the order, and cross my fingers for reasonable customs/brokerage fees. It sounds like Vass does their part to minimize those fees. At least I had a chance to speak with the infamous Mr. Kuti. Fantastic gentlemen, very helpful, and quick to respond.
Well however is all shakes out, I am sure you will enjoy your new shoes. Pics mandatory.
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