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

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

  1. MRMan

    MRMan Senior member

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    Thank you Louis XIV and rikod. I really like the F last and thinks it works well for any derby I've seen. I also love the Dover, and want to pick up a pair as well.

    Very nice archangle13! Please re-post photos after a good polish.

    Here you are:

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  2. MRMan

    MRMan Senior member

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    Here is a link to a pdf that is marginally better than the website. You can mix/match and just about do whatever from what I've seen.
     
  3. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    Damn boy this is nice. Don't think I will spoil these.

    See them again people.
     
  4. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    F####ing F-ccentric...I am gonna take the plunge and order an F last.

    Good job.
     
  5. dlind

    dlind Senior member

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    Will do!
     
  6. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Anyone know how vass stacks up with riccardo freccia bestetti?
     
  7. nickrut

    nickrut Senior member

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    How's vass compare to GG Deco? Can't be close right based on price point
     
  8. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    GG Deco has finer polish and special leather colour, that's it really. Doubt the GG are better made than Vass.
     
  9. MRMan

    MRMan Senior member

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    As a follow-up from a few weeks ago, some of us North Americans were discussing costs of ordering direct from Vass, specifically using CurrencyFair. My very limited experience:

    Shoes: 420 EUR, Trees: 30 EUR, Metal toe taps: 20 EUR, Shipping: 35 EUR
    Total: 505 EUR
    Minus VAT reduction: 410 EUR (woo-hoo!)

    Cost to buy 410 Euro for wire transfer at my bank: 558 CAD
    Cost to buy 410 Euro from CurrencyFair (same day): 544 CAD (near interbank rate)

    Wire transfer Canadian bank to CurrencyFair: 25 CAD (stupid, but I could find no other way), no receiving fees
    Wire transfer, CurrencyFair to Vass: 3 Euro (~4 CAD)
    Receiving fees at Vass bank: Not sure, I sent what was asked (410 EUR) and there was no complaint.
    Duties, sales tax, FedEx brokerage: 44 CAD

    Total: $617 CAD - fantastic bargain IMHO

    I saved a few bucks on the exchange with CurrencyFair versus direct transfer from my bank, but probably not worth the hassle of setting up a CurrencyFair account (although it is easy) unless you plan on making many purchases. CurrencyFair to Vass transfer required about 2 clicks of a mouse though.

    When you figure there may be some variability in duties/brokerage, sizing issues, and the risk that Vass will send you something other than what you wanted, I think proxies provide a valuable service for a reasonable cost. Now that I'm comfortable with sizing though I will likely continue to order direct.
     
  10. sdolina

    sdolina Senior member

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    Going to order the same shoes but due to high instep will go MTM route. Thank for the hint rikod!
    I a meanwhile got this info about the Vass' suede (from the first hands), maybe you concider it helpfull:

    We are using two types of suede. The first is a high quality full grain calf skin that has been finished for use with the flesh side out in brown, light brown, blue and burgundy.
    The second is a good quality but not the same tannery. It is not as commercial as the others are using but not the French quality. These are: black, grey and green colors.
     
  11. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Dark Brown shell by Vass just maaayyyy be my favorite color of theirs.

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  12. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    So... I have something coming from Vass.... it weighs 3.3 pounds, but I don't know what it is... any ideas? :D
     
  13. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If it doesn't have anchovies and extra cheese on it, I'd return it.
     
  14. tcideneb

    tcideneb Well-Known Member

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    Hi, which Vass model would be the closet to JL city II shoes? Does anyone have pics of the Vass equivalent ( if there is one ) in museum brown equivalent? Thanks
     
  15. Concub1ne

    Concub1ne Senior member

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    Good to know. I've been thinking about getting some kind of burgundy or bordeaux shoes from vass, but this reminds me that I am missing the besung blue suede shoes as well.
     

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