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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. niklasnordin

    niklasnordin Senior Member

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    Oh man, Im loving this :) Grats on both the shoes, the monks looks really good.
     


  2. TheTukker

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    Yes; custom duties.
     


  3. n-domino

    n-domino Senior Member

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    My first pair of Vass.

    Theresianer High Boot in Cognac Scotchgrain, F-last, Vibram sole - by far the best fit in a RTW last.





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    Lovely!
     


  5. justsayno

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    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.
     
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  6. n-domino

    n-domino Senior Member

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    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.
     


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    These look excellent. I also like to color combination. Wear in good health.
     


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    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.
     


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    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.
     


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    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.
     
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    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.
     


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    Thanks for the details. They look great. Enjoy.
     


  13. n-domino

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    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.
     


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    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.
     
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    Well however is all shakes out, I am sure you will enjoy your new shoes. Pics mandatory. [​IMG]
     


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