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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. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Well-Known Member

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    Me too. This adds another 10% to my cost. Wire transfers are expensive. I am not sure why they can't process credit/ debit cards.
     
  2. terrorsquad

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    I was informed that you also had to bear the costs of the bank transfer on their side also when they receive the money.
     
  3. gyasih

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    Not sure what that means, but I had to bear it on mine and hope they don't expect me to pay their costs as well.
     
  4. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I typed something confusing. Was busy doing something. But yes, they expect you to also pay the cost on their side also. At least that's what they told me and I had to do.
     
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    VASS should start taking Visa/MC and add 3% service charge on top, that would have been cheaper to everyone than ridiculous business of wire transfers that still (in 21Century) requires you to fax papers or appear at the bank in person.
    No one yet mentioned that when you pay $45.00 for international transfer your lovely bank fucks you on exchange rate, so in actuality you end up paying around 60.00 for the whole thing.
    /rant :embar:
     
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  6. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    I have Vass USD Account, so it was a straight $45.

    And how are we to calculate what it costs them on their side...damn Hungarians!!!
     
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  7. terrorsquad

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    I hope Mr Vass doesn't lurk around and read this. He may suddenly decide to hike up the price by another 100 euros after reading your comments [​IMG]
     
  8. gyasih

    gyasih Well-Known Member

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    Can we get some more pictures up here of these beautiful shoes? I want some pictures of them in the wild.

    Even with an increase, they are still cheaper than my JL or EG shoes, not that I am advocating an increase.
     
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    Absolutely true, very easy to do it online, specially once the payee is set up.



    This is also true, I forgot that part. Mine charges $35 + they do fuck you a little bit on the rate.
     
  10. ncdobson

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    I'm thinking about ordering my 1st pair. I'd like a scotchgrain NST. I get the impression that the usual last for that shoe would be the Peter or New Peter. Would it be heretical or hideous to go with the 3636 or Budapest last?
     
  11. bigasahouse

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    How about 47? Please!
     
  12. Concordia

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    I got the Antik Cognac Norweger in 3636 because I can't fit into the Peter. 3636 is considerably wider where it counts for me. It looks more or less the same as the Peter-- which is to say, lovely in this application. :)

    Vass's website has a pic of NST in the Budapester last. In the right setting (or on the correct foot), that could be very useful as well.
     
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    Incidentally, the Vass website has a whole batch of new designs. Most won't survive the scrutiny of time, although it's interesting that they now offer sharkskin.
     
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    only because US banks cannot handle international standards, don't blame VASS, please. ty.
     
  15. fritzl

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    all of them are "good". really depends on your measurements, imo.
     
  16. jerrybrowne

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    The sharkskin is interesting. Unlike other examples I've seen before.
     
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    special makeup, imo. special request. by default RTW ends at EU 45/46.
     
  18. Gdot

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    Wow - there are some stinkers in that batch, 121, 135 and 138 in particular don't do it for me.

    Conversely there are also some to love - 128, 129, 132 and 134 would be welcome to come live at my house. :D (although I doubt some of the particular lasts would work for my narrowish foot.)
     
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    2nd that. I am a 47 and Vass made me some on the U last, but the 4 pairs are all different fit.
     
  20. Saratorial_Splender

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    Why, 10-12% of men in teh wetern hemesphere have size 13 (47). I think it is economics, less material to make smaller sizes. These defaults were put in place in 1920s - 1930s, when the average shoe size was 7.5, now the average is 9.5. Perhaps we need new defaults.
     
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