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Some shoe porn for a Monday

post #1 of 16
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The special pricing that Gabor was offering around the time of Sartorial Excellence was simply too good to pass up - I decided to fill a hole in my shoe cupboard with a pair in *gasp* black boxcalf. Here are a few shots of the "old english antic" on the beautiful u-last: very nice detailing on the sole: post would be incomplete without a shot of the trees:
post #2 of 16
Snappy.
post #3 of 16
Gorgeous. Thanks for posting the pictures.
post #4 of 16
Elegant. Very, very elegant.
post #5 of 16
oooo la la...
post #6 of 16
Nice shoes.  By coincidence, I am wearing my Vass U-last shoes today -- look like your shoes but in antic cognac with a medallion on the cap.  They are the most comfortable and best-fitting shoes I own.
post #7 of 16
Very nice..
post #8 of 16
I love the lacing. How did you do it?
post #9 of 16
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I love the lacing. How did you do it?
I think it's called the "ladder" - I lace all my balmorals like that. From the bottom, one end zig-zags to each hole underneath while the other end goes diagonally underneath to the opposite hole right to the top (crap, that sounds confusing). Isn't there a website somewhere that chronicles the millions of mathematical possibilities for lacing (just as there are for tie knots)?
post #10 of 16
Well, here's twelve: http://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/lacingmethods.htm
post #11 of 16
Beautiful.
post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 
OK - the lacing according to that site is called the 'shoe-shop' and apparently is selected out of sheer laziness. I guess if we can be lazy about something it could be shoe-lacing. Thanks for all the positive comments - I thought I would get a drubbing for a pair of black shoes (perhaps it's still to come   ).  My long-suffering wife's comment upon handing over the parcel was "let me guess, another pair of brown shoes..."
post #13 of 16
Does this shoe company have an online site? Or, is there another (other than Vass itself) online source? If so, please post. Thanks.
post #14 of 16
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Just the Vass website. A. Harris, the west-coast rep, is a frequent and sage contributor here or you can contact Gabor Halmos in NYC, from whom I ordered mine. Their contact info is available on the above website.
post #15 of 16
One nice pair of shoes!!!
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