Wow! Great pic. I've been wondering what the 2-toned traditional models look like in real life. Bordeaux toes & antique cognac?
Help me design my next Vass pair, if you please...
It's a tossup between a Bordeaux Shell or Red Cognac Suede....but the design will be a pair of Chukka boots.
On a Vibram sole.
I am loath to try the U Last as I don't think I'll like it, so F Last may be the go as it's suitably sleek.
Also want to explore if a medallion will look good on both the shell and the suede. (a la St. Crispin)
Any thoughts on which material is more preferable? (These might be worn in wet weather a fair bit.)
And also what the welt stitching should be....I keep hearing about the Goyser Welt...is this the right shoe to have it?
Well, after weeks of waiting and listening to reports on how Vass can be a minefield in terms of sizing unless you go through a proxy (not only was this said to me by a proxy but also by a proxy of the proxy LOL), the results are in and they speak for themselves.
Vass 3-Eyelet Derby in Oil Green Boxcalf on the F-Last, Single Sole with natural edge trim, Size 42, a PERFECT fit for my US9D feet:
I love the softness, substance and suppleness of this leather...it has to be touched to be believed. Oil green is (to me) a fantastic hue.
Loafer in Whiskey Shell Cordovan on the New Peter Last, single sole, size 42...once again, the fit is perfectly fine. I will say, though, that New Peter Last is a tad roomier than FLast although it is not glaringly felt. I may or may not wear these with a thin insole.
My overall impression of dealing with Vass, payment transfers, Reszo Kuti and the overall ease of transacting...easily a 9 on 10. I will say though that I did not micromanage the design of the shoe...just picked the style, the colour and last and left the artistic details to them...I do not trust myself too much to meddle in shoe construction.
Am I keeping these shoes? Hell, yeah.