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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. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Do you mean Bordeaux Shell or Calf? If it's shell - there was a gentleman who recently posted several pics of a Bordeaux Shell boot
    2 pages back.

    Vass import their Shell from Horween Chicago - And they have problems keeping up with demand at times.

    And agree, Anitque Cognac Shell is very nice.
     
  2. greverif

    greverif Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I mean shell.
     
  3. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    sdolina, you compare Vass F to P2, right?
    Never heard of an A last before.
     
  4. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I can't tell you whether you will find bordeaux calf to be good looking any more than I can tell you whether you will prefer chocolate or strawberry ice cream. You know what you like. Purchase accordingly.
     
  5. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Is this the newly awaited Last from Vass.

    Razor mentioned something a while back
     
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    joiji Senior member

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  7. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    That's what I thought :)
     
  8. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    So what is its purpose?
     
  9. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Dunno what sdolina has posted...but one looks like the F and the other a hung-over bruised
    cousin of the F...
     
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    Has anyone transferred funds from Bank of America to CIB bank for a direct Vass purchase before?

    Care to comment on the receiving bank fee?
     
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    Transfer from Chase was $45, I don't know if there is a receiving bank fee, but I transferred the amount Vass wanted in USD and let them deal with any additional fees on their end. Sorry if I didn't really answer your question.
     
  12. FrankCowperwood

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    Can't comment on this either.

    Western Union has an online service that charges about $22 although the exchange rate isn't great. You have to use this service to send Euros to Hungary. Maybe you can use the regular service to send US$. No receiving bank fees that I know of.

    Someone else here mentioned CurrencyFair, which seems to have a much lower fee and a better rate of exchange. Not sure if you can use if from the US as I haven't tried. I may try this next time I order from Vass.

    Both of the above require some set up to bank funds with the vendor for transfer. May not be worth the savings depending on your point of view.
     
  13. sdolina

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    Sorry, just a typo. Of course F last
     
  14. A Guy from Shanghai

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    Thanks. I will probably start with a pair of derby in F or P2 last.



    I am very interested in knowing this (if this pair is really UK5.5 size they usually produce and not a one-off mistake by any chance.) as well. Between your sizing info & Louis XIV's, I think I would do 39.5 for a pair of oxford or 39 for a pair of derby in F or P2 last.
     
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    All of which underscores why I sincerely hope that they get set up to receive credit cards and / or Paypal. I would happily cover the 3-4% Paypal fees in order to make payment in a matter of a few mouse clicks and a few seconds of my time, versus standing in line at the bank and waiting for days for confirmation of a wire transfer. This is really the only deterrent I face in placing a direct order with Vass.
     

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