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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. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    SST that's delicious!
     
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    Indeed! They look bullet proof too...well at least weather proof.
     
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    I've seen in other threads like Meermin for example where getting shoes shipped to Canada resulted in some pretty hefty duty fees. Has anyone in Canada ordered direct from Vass and can confirm if whether or not they've had a similar experience?
     
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    Quote:I can confirm the Meermin experience. 18% duty, 13% HST, and if you're really lucky, an added "brokerage fee" as the cherry on top. And because it's easier, most couriers apply to the duty to both the cost of the goods AND the shipping costs. Lovely. If Vass ships by courier, I can almost guarantee a similar experience. Every time I have had shoes imported by courier, this has been the result - or worse. About 8 or 9 times out of 10 that I import by trackable post, the package has come to my door with nothing more to pay. Worth waiting a week, IMO.
     
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    Meermin shipping and duties Bs Ftw!
     
  7. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    What I said I probably didn't just say. But yeah.
     
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    lol, cant be good for vass or us for that matter to make that information public
     
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    Those look great; whiskey or saddle?
     
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    id believe either
     
  11. mimo

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    As Vass use their own colour names, I suspect that "cognac" might be either in Horween definitions according to which is available.
     
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    I seem to recall a post comparing the two, and saying one was more orange/yellow than the other. Is that maybe just batch to batch variation of the same official color from Horween?
     
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    vass shell cordovan colors from rezso:

    Dark Brown
    Cigar
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    Antique Cognac
    Whiskey (resembles alden ravello)
    Saddle (orange/tan)
    Boudreaux
    Black

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    Difference between whiskey and saddle can be hard to distinguish especially in taken with flash. For example, compare Rezso's pic of vass whiskey norweger to mine

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  14. wklq76a

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    ^That is incredibly helpful; thanks! [​IMG]
     
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    Thanks, they are Saddle.
     
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    What model is that? Gorgeous.
     
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    Thanks, 3636 London
     
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    #8 and Bordeaux are different? That doesn't sound right. Perhaps just a different batch, or more energetic polishing of the upper pair?
     
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    X-posted from the Vass group buy thread.

    I'm looking to get a couple of models on the Vass group buy. I haven't tried Vass, and would appreciate some guidance on Vass sizing.

    These are the sizes and lasts that fit me very well:
    G&G: 6E all lasts. The G&G lasts fit me the best
    EG: 6E 82, 888 lasts (I haven't tried any other last)
    Carmina: 6 in Rain, 6.5 in Simpson (I haven't tried any other last)
    Saint Crispins: 5.5 in Chiseled last (model 523) (not sure about the width of the model, haven't tried any other last)

    I'd like to consider on of the sleeker lasts in Vass (U or F?). I like snug shoes.

    What size, width should I go for? Thanks...
     

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