The Ultimate Vass (Footwear) Thread (Pictures, reviews, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. sm31

    sm31 Senior member

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    Can you say more about this? How did you provide them the foot prints, etc.? In person?
     


  2. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    It's been over 3 months - I have a gut feeling what answer is...

    I know the Lobb Chambord model and EG Dover are stitched by the same guy, so there no shortage of those shoes for me. He's making a bespoke pair for me at moment.
    Only wished Vass could handle such a labour intensive request....
     


  3. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Agree -

    but bear in mind the pain around the instep whilst breaking into them...

    Once you have settled into the shoes, they should fit snugly like a pair of vicuna glove
    If your loafers come in too comfortable, remember loafers have no lace mechanism
    to tighten them at a later date...insole is the answer.
     


  4. bertie

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    Thank you very much for this.
     


  5. bertie

    bertie Senior member

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    I have been very lucky and my "guess" (which involved reading every Vass post SF for months) resulted in the right size the first time I ordered. I actually hate loafers and despite my being firmly middle aged think they project a country club image I don't care for. That said, the Vass loafers actually look really good to my eyes and I may risk the order just to try them.
     


  6. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    I googled how to measure my foot, I did it, scanned the prints and sent to Vass by email
    Yes, I had a pair that the problem with the instep made them almost unwearable
    You are welcome
     


  7. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Keep us updated, don't think Vass will do it tho.

    Seems like going bespoke is an easier route. Or SC's MTO...
     


  8. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    More blast from the past.....and present...
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  9. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    I noticed that there's a number of Vass MTOs advertised on eBay by the following seller:

    ascot_shoes

    Has anyone purchased their Vass shoes this way, or is just better to order directly from Vass?
     


  10. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    I'd rather order from the SF members who offer the same service.
     


  11. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Order from Vass.
     


  12. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I would say there are advantages and disadvantages to both routes, rather than declaring one to be "better".

    It's cheaper to buy directly from Vass. And of course, you get to choose style, last, colour, and materials. But if Ascot (or another reseller) has a shoe you want, that factor becomes a push. And re-sellers offer both immediate delivery (versus a 4-6 week wait) and multiple convenient payment options. Whether those factors are worth the premium is up to you.

    I have purchased 2 pairs of Vass shoes from Ascot, and I am very happy with both product and service - particularly the promptness and ease of communication and quick shipment by registered post (versus a courier, which invariably attracts both full duties and taxes as well as additional brokerage fees). In fact, those two factors alone easily make up for the price difference versus direct order from Vass shipped by courier.

    And standing in line at my bank, wading through wire transfer forms and waiting for several days for confirmation of transfer is decidedly less convenient that than the half-dozen mouse clicks and keystrokes it took to make payment to Ascot.
     
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  13. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Good points, and I was starting to think the same thing about some of these points you made as well. I just wanted to confirm that I wasn't the only one of the same opinion. Thanks for taking the time to respond and share your thoughts.
     


  14. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    I thought these looked kinda neat.
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    Funky. Bold. Very different colour combo. Me like.
     
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