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Originally Posted by beargonefishing View Post

I cannot, for the life of me, figure these boots out. I don't like chukkas or monkstraps, but I really want a pair of these. You have excellent taste, and foresight.

I'm not a huge fan of double-monks either, yet I REALLY want a pair of double-monk boots. I don't know why, it just seems to work so much better on a boot to me.
post #19952 of 20242
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

^^^ Nice. Red cognac?

Thanks! Yes, red cognac.

post #19953 of 20242
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Originally Posted by NYDRH View Post

Really like how those turned out, and are wearing in nicely.  What's in the cup?

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Originally Posted by beargonefishing View Post

I cannot, for the life of me, figure these boots out. I don't like chukkas or monkstraps, but I really want a pair of these. You have excellent taste, and foresight.

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Originally Posted by SteveL91 View Post

I'm not a huge fan of double-monks either, yet I REALLY want a pair of double-monk boots. I don't know why, it just seems to work so much better on a boot to me.

Thanks gents. The beverage is coffee. I'm extremely pleased with these too, although they are a bit roomier inside than I anticipated. I had to add a sockliner to take up some of the extra volume (I've got a low instep). Fit in 3 dimensions is pretty spot on.

Maybe sometime in the future I'll order another one in suede or scotch grain.
post #19954 of 20242
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post




Thanks gents. The beverage is coffee. I'm extremely pleased with these too, although they are a bit roomier inside than I anticipated. I had to add a sockliner to take up some of the extra volume (I've got a low instep). Fit in 3 dimensions is pretty spot on.

Maybe sometime in the future I'll order another one in suede or scotch grain.

 

I've been thinking about ordering a blue suede monkstrap shoe, I think you've inspired a better idea!

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That would be an epic make up. Very distinctive!

I can't wait for pics (if you go ahead of course smile.gif )
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@ThunderMarch

From 'the Vass book':

"A single-soled double-stitched shoe has two rows of stitching; a double-soled double-stitch shoe has three rows. "

"Unlike the more elegant, lightweight welted shoe, the welt and seams of the double-stitched shoe have an esthetic as well as a structural function"

From the diagram in the book, there is in fact a difference between the Norwegese and the Goyser construction. The goyser construction has the welt strip on the outside of the shoe, turned in a kind of 90 degree angle and squiched inbetween the midsole and the upper. There are three rows of stitches:

  • The first stitch is used to hold the insole, the upper and the outside welt together.
  • A second stitch is used to bond the outside welt and the middle sole.
  • The last stitch holds the outside welt, the midsole and outsole together.

So besides the outside welt holding out the water, another function of this type of stitching is that, since the rows of stitches are staggered, the load on the shoe when you walk is distributed more evenly: "the seams will not take the strain at the same tim, but in a kind of wave motion".

Performing the Goyser stitch is very difficult for the shoemaker, because:

  • all stitches need to line up perfectyle, or in an exact staggered formation
  • the shoemaker must make sure not to harm any of the stitches when a new row is begun
  • in the end, the third stitch that holds together all three layers, is performed by hand piercing an awl through three layers of leathers that are about 12mm thick in total


I will post a picture of the diagram later today!
post #19957 of 20242
a picture to somewhat show the construction method:

post #19958 of 20242
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Originally Posted by IGotId View Post

I've been thinking about ordering a blue suede monkstrap shoe, I think you've inspired a better idea!

That would be incredible. I hope you do it!

I would do that myself except I already have blue suede and blue she'll in my rotation. Only so many blue shoes a bloke can have frown.gif
post #19959 of 20242

Do any of you guys have both the Edward Green 202 lasted oxfords/derby and F lasted Vass? Any photo for comparison purposes? 

post #19960 of 20242
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Originally Posted by wooksb View Post
 

Thanks! Yes, red cognac.

 

Great choice.  I've been wanting chukkas or maybe a tall derby boot in that shade.

post #19961 of 20242
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Originally Posted by ino68 View Post

That would be an epic make up. Very distinctive!

I can't wait for pics (if you go ahead of course smile.gif )

 

I hope you're commenting on my post lol!

 

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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post


That would be incredible. I hope you do it!

I would do that myself except I already have blue suede and blue she'll in my rotation. Only so many blue shoes a bloke can have frown.gif

 

I'm waiting on my first pair of Vass boots so I'll likely order more once I've figured out my size! 

 

I've got a pair of blue Alden CXL LWBs & am about to order a pair of C&J navy grain SWBs so this would be three for me!

post #19962 of 20242
Update for these three beautiful Vass GMTO's (remind you that the pictures are not sample pictures, they are just to show the intended model). Through this group MTO, it would be great to introduce some leather options for Vass. A new range of French calf, genuine Buffalo leather, and more Inca Grain colors!



Possibly interested: @stephenaf2003



Interested: @bslo @Notch
Possibly interested: @beargonefishing



Interested: @deathscythe @CLTesquire
Possibly interested: @SteveL91
Edited by Notch - 9/28/16 at 11:16am
post #19963 of 20242

Hi, I am looking for help on the fit, and see if anyone share the problem. Please look at the pictures. I tried on pair of VASS U last oxford, size 41.5. Everything is alright except the mouth gape on two sides of ankle. My diagnosis is that my heel is bigger than the shoes's heel. Would ordering wide fitting solve this problem? Thanks for your input.

 

 


Edited by Mica2015 - 10/1/16 at 4:08pm
post #19964 of 20242
Would it be possible to get a side an top picture of your feet? Also, a frontal picture of your foot inside the shoe?
post #19965 of 20242

Based on my own similar fit issues (with other brands) in the past the problem appears to be perhaps two things

:

-The width is too narrow
-Pronation

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