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post #1471 of 20242
Wow at that NST boot - just ordered one from alden otherwise i'd get the same. Really like those Bluchers though...
post #1472 of 20242
Nice boots they all look so stunning I can't even look for fear to get jealous and go buy one and later end up broke and homeless.
post #1473 of 20242
I don't get it. Most of the shoes on the pictures look like AE or some other generic brand on a bland, slightly rounded last. What is the attraction? Construction., and the fact that they might be hand-made? Save for U last and occasional apron stitch model the shoes are unremarkable imho.
post #1474 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Yooxaddict73 View Post
I don't get it. Most of the shoes on the pictures look like AE or some other generic brand on a bland, slightly rounded last. What is the attraction? Construction., and the fact that they might be hand-made?

Save for U last and occasional apron stitch model the shoes are unremarkable imho.

To each his own, I guess. Though they are substantially nicer than anything from Yoox

The construction is tough to beat in RTW shoes and impossible to beat for the price. I find both the F and U last to be quite remarkable and see why others enjoy the more traditional shapes.
post #1475 of 20242


Is this the first ever pic of the 5 eye London in F? Great idea to go suede, understated elegance. love the balance. Could be nice in cognac pebble too. I find I like the simple 'boring' classics more than bells and whistles, and this is plain and solid.
post #1476 of 20242
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I don't get it. Most of the shoes on the pictures look like AE or some other generic brand on a bland, slightly rounded last. What is the attraction? Construction., and the fact that they are hand-made?


Yes and yes.
post #1477 of 20242
Thanks guys! Glad you like them. I agree that the straight London derby really highlights the F last which was my exact intention.

yooxaddict - I too wasn't enamored by Vass when I first saw photos. They grew on me a bit over time, but when you actually feel them in your hands you can immediately tell just how much of a step up they are from most manufacturers. They're just different enough from the English makers to make them unique while retaining classic qualities. Exciting is the word I usually use for Vass. Trust me that they're fantastic and I'm sure you'd feel the same if you saw them in real life.
post #1478 of 20242
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I don't get it. Most of the shoes on the pictures look like AE or some other generic brand on a bland, slightly rounded last. What is the attraction? Construction., and the fact that they might be hand-made?

you're pretty new to shoes?
post #1479 of 20242
New acquisition, which I'm bummed are too big. Also a couple of belts


post #1480 of 20242
While I know that that Vass offers antelope leather as an option, I don't think that I have ever seen a pair. Does anyone have any experience with Vass antelope leather shoes?
post #1481 of 20242
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New acquisition, which I'm bummed are too big.


Austerity brogue on F last is my favorite combo, sorry to hear about fit issues.
post #1482 of 20242
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Austerity brogue on F last is my favorite combo, sorry to hear about fit issues.

Seriously. Those things rock.
post #1483 of 20242
Yeah i just got the austerity brogue in suede and its amazing - contemplating getting another in shell An aside: I'm looking to get several more vass on the NEXT order...want to get some solid styles. What should i aim for? I'm thinking a cordovan norweger, perhaps a chukka... What else?
post #1484 of 20242
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Yeah i just got the austerity brogue in suede and its amazing - contemplating getting another in shell

An aside: I'm looking to get several more vass on the NEXT order...want to get some solid styles. What should i aim for? I'm thinking a cordovan norweger, perhaps a chukka...

From my limited experience, Vass cordovans tend to fit 1/2 to a full size larger than their calf counterparts of identical size. I believe that David recently experienced this as well with his double-monks. YMMV.
post #1485 of 20242
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From my limited experience, Vass cordovans tend to fit 1/2 to a full size larger than their calf counterparts of identical size. I believe that David recently experienced this as well with his double-monks. YMMV.

That complicates matters!
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