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post #136 of 193
Awesome. Thanks!

I'm looking for a wingtip, and I fell for the C&J Cleveland and Drummond (I like both the shape of the 350 and 348 lasts).

However, I do like VASS's London 3 Eyelet U Last (contemporary) and the Budapest Oxford.

When you say VASS goes for half in Budapest, how much do they typically run in the States?

Problem is, Budapest comes after Paris. If I find the C&Js I want in Paris, I may be faced with the unfortunate situation of deciding on a second shoe from VASS. Bad for my wallet. Very bad.
post #137 of 193
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Originally Posted by teddieriley
Awesome. Thanks!

I'm looking for a wingtip, and I fell for the C&J Cleveland and Drummond (I like both the shape of the 350 and 348 lasts).

However, I do like VASS's London 3 Eyelet U Last (contemporary) and the Budapest Oxford.

When you say VASS goes for half in Budapest, how much do they typically run in the States?

Problem is, Budapest comes after Paris. If I find the C&Js I want in Paris, I may be faced with the unfortunate situation of deciding on a second shoe from VASS. Bad for my wallet. Very bad.

Vass are comepltely handmade shoes. C&J, Edward Green and John Lobb are all exquisitie shoes, but, for the most part, made by machine. Vass have very limited US distribution and go for $1200+ at Bergdorf Goodman. If you pay cash, they can be had in Budapest for around $500-$550.
post #138 of 193
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Originally Posted by aportnoy
Vass are comepltely handmade shoes. C&J, Edward Green and John Lobb are all exquisitie shoes, but, for the most part, made by machine. Vass have very limited US distribution and go for $1200+ at Bergdorf Goodman. If you pay cash, they can be had in Budapest for around $500-$550.
C&Js or Vass, for that matter, will be my first foray into high end shoes. With that being said, if the budget only limited me to one pair, you suggest I wait until Budapest and take advantage of Vass? I expect to pay 500eur for C&Js in Paris, so getting Vass for the same price seems to be an exceptional value.
post #139 of 193
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Originally Posted by teddieriley
C&Js or Vass, for that matter, will be my first foray into high end shoes. With that being said, if the budget only limited me to one pair, you suggest I wait until Budapest and take advantage of Vass? I expect to pay 500eur for C&Js in Paris, so getting Vass for the same price seems to be an exceptional value.

I would spend those dollars on Vass, but don't get me wrong, I love C&J too.
post #140 of 193
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Originally Posted by aportnoy
I would spend those dollars on Vass, but don't get me wrong, I love C&J too.
Shit andrew you love everything...
post #141 of 193
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Originally Posted by whnay.
Shit andrew you love everything...

LOL

Hey, you need to repost btw the website of that bespoke shoemaker whose shoes you have on your avatar. I believe that was lost with the last crash. I remember many of those shoes being just plain stunning!
post #142 of 193
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Originally Posted by skalogre
LOL

Hey, you need to repost btw the website of that bespoke shoemaker whose shoes you have on your avatar. I believe that was lost with the last crash. I remember many of those shoes being just plain stunning!
Koji Suzuki. The Cobbler just got his second pair.

http://homepage2.nifty.com/cobblers-...uki02/top.html



post #143 of 193
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Originally Posted by whnay.
Shit andrew you love everything...

I really wear Kenneth Coles the most.
post #144 of 193
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Originally Posted by aportnoy
I really wear Kenneth Coles the most.
ha
post #145 of 193
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Originally Posted by aportnoy
I really wear Kenneth Coles the most.

Seriously?

Does that mean the shoe gurus think Kenneth Coles are acceptable or well made shoes?
post #146 of 193
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Originally Posted by teddieriley
Seriously?

Does that mean the shoe gurus think Kenneth Coles are acceptable or well made shoes?
Is a bear Catholic?

Does the Pope... you know the rest.
post #147 of 193
The graining of the leather seems to be a bit coarse across the vamp of the black cap toe shoes. Perhaps some conditioner and strong rubbing will smooth it out so that the finish does not flake off. I very much do like the style though.
post #148 of 193
Aren't Vass soles machine-stitched now?
post #149 of 193
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Originally Posted by RJMan
Aren't Vass soles machine-stitched now?

I've also heard that the their staff is constantly drinking on the job.
post #150 of 193
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Originally Posted by teddieriley
Seriously? Does that mean the shoe gurus think Kenneth Coles are acceptable or well made shoes?
Absolutely, infact, only if someone is very polite and offers me at least three pairs of Lobbs or Greens (New in box - of course), do I reluctantly part with one of my well worn Kenneth Coles. The altruist in me, forces me to share my good fortune at discovering these marvels of artisitry. As you are a novice, I am willing to trade two of those Edward Greens for my Kenneth Coles. Just to initiate you into "The club".
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