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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. banis

    banis Well-Known Member

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    Bordeaux pebble grain calf, P2 last, double leather soles, black 3/4 goyser stitching
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  2. Slewfoot

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    ^ They look great! Wearing my Vass pebble grain boots today as well.
     
  3. Pliny

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    +1 they look great Banis
     
  4. Bonggoy

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    Looking to get a pair of F Italian Oxfords from VASS. I am between 7.5E on Brannock device, 7D(Blackbirds Tobacco Suede Oxford) or E (Indy) on Alden's Barrie last, 7.5E (AE Clifton) 7.5D (macneil, strand and few others). I have a UK6.5 Carmina which seems a little snug.

    Rezső told me I am 41.5 Euro which will make it Size 8. I've been told by someone else to go with either 40.5 or 41.

    Base on the above, what would be the best size for me in Vass F last?
     
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  7. TRINI

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    +1
     
  8. Pliny

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  9. fritzl

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    8 = 42, so Rezsö is right, imo
     
  10. Deedee

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    Whats the best and cheapest way to get a pair of Vass shoes?
     
  11. Slewfoot

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    PM Kolecho on the board. He organizes bulk buys. It is technically cheaper to buy them from Vass, but many people have gotten hit with a large duty tax when the shoes come into their country which then makes them as or more expensive than buying from Kolecho in the first place. And a lot more of a headache. Vass can also sometimes be unresponsive if they are very busy. Good luck as they are well worth it!
     
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    Agreed and I have ordered through kolecho myself on more than one occasion. However I've had customs charges, VAT and Royal Mail handling fees imposed when the package arrives from HK, without fail. Nothing appears to get through here, whereas incoming items into the US, even when declared at full value, seem to most often pass onto the addressee without either inspection or charging.
     
  13. sugarbutch

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    Does the duty apply to second-hand purchases as well? I just received a pair of shoes with an accurate declared value, but there was no duty charged.
     
  14. fritzl

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    going to budapest
     
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  15. fritzl

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    actually, this doesn't make sense, imo, as deedee is in the EU and Hungary already benefits from the free exchange of goods within these boundaries. besides, he also benefits from the low forint.
     
  16. Slewfoot

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    Hmmmm.....didn't realize that was the case between the two.
     
  17. sstomcat

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    I guess I will know in a few days! the fugly round thingie does sound interesting
     
  18. emc894

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    Does the F last fit true to size. i.e. Would a 9uk in C&J be a 43 in F last?

    Thanks guys.
     
  19. VRaivio

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    emc894, I would say the F last fits true to size, but has a higher-than-usual instep. I've had to use tongue pads on my pairs, something I rarely have to do.
     
  20. sstomcat

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    Both fit true to size...
     
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