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post #5176 of 12573
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post


Louis, don't ask Vass to recommend sizes compared to english (or any) shoes, they will give their opinion based on convention charts or something like that. I remember the first time I ordered they insisted a 41 would be fine and it was big. Correct fit just depends on many factors.
Vass does not mark MTO shoes.
I know, that is the model you wanted and I understand your disapointment and maybe nothing will change that. But that it's not even a Vass model, in my humble opinion the Old English is the best Vass model after the budapester. If it fits fine, it's perfect.

 

Love the Vass saddle colour...have a saddle double monk from Carmina and it's pretty insipid....I might have to slap some colour on it.

post #5177 of 12573

Afecinado/Affectionado

 

I'm not usually a stickler for spelling but you two guys have just butchered a pretty fantastic sounding word that I have great affection (maybe even an affectation) for. 

post #5178 of 12573
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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

Oh boy...regardless of any language problems, I'd be gutted if I received that. It's a strange looking shoe. I never thought I'd say this but in your case I think you'd benefit from appointing a proxy buyer to handle Vass for you.

The only advice I'd offer is that with Vass and Reszo you ve got to keep it simple...don't get into long and detailed descriptions...it confuses them. Lay out your requirements in bullet points, not longhand writing. Don't take this the wrong way but half the time on here, even I can't figure out what you're saying so I can't actually blame Vass. (Someone once told me this: only write one thought per sentence if you want to be perfectly understood.)

I just created the following headings and filled them in with 2-3 words for them to follow.

Style:
Size:
Last:
Leather:
Colour:
Etc.

Strange looking indeed.

Good advice, for example I always start with "London Model (#38) but with a double sole", then Last, colour etc., very simple, don't mention another maker model (chelsea is an EG shoe), in that case is better to just send a very clear photo and ask if it's possible.

Trouble: " I want an old english without heel counter, add a medallion, HAF sole with rubber heels, cigar shell cordovan with the brown tone (not greenish), and so on"
post #5179 of 12573
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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

Love the Vass saddle colour...have a saddle double monk from Carmina and it's pretty insipid....I might have to slap some colour on it.

I do too, I can't stop looking at the colour when I wear them, it's really special.

I've never seen pictures of the Carmina saddle, but the pictures of other Carmina in shell cordovan here in the forum look fantastic.
post #5180 of 12573
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Originally Posted by rikod 
22 pair of Vass
3 C&J for Brooks Brothers
2 Crockett & Jones
2 Gaziano & Girling
2 Alden
2 Allen Edmonds
1 Paprika
1 Carmina
1 Salvatore Ferragamo
1 Cheaney

Vass is about 60% of total

Wow!
You said the shoe I am looking for is not an authentic Vass style.
Still you posted a picture of said style, do you own it yourself, or have you handeled it for somebody else?

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Originally Posted by Fiddler 
Don't take this the wrong way but half the time on here, even I can't figure out what you're saying so I can't actually blame Vass. (Someone once told me this: only write one thought per sentence if you want to be perfectly understood.)

No offense taken.
Actually back in school a lot of teachers told me the same thing.
I could fill a whole page in one sentence, which makes the comprehension very difficult.
I'll try to improve and keep it simple.
post #5181 of 12573
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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

Afecinado/Affectionado

 

I'm not usually a stickler for spelling but you two guys have just butchered a pretty fantastic sounding word that I have great affection (maybe even an affectation) for. 

 

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Originally Posted by Saratorial_Splender View Post


Very nice starting collection, but you need to triple it before you call yourself a shoe afecinado, rookie!
post #5182 of 12573

If I'm a 6.5 in barrie last and 7 in kent wang's shoes, what size would i be in vass? A 39?

post #5183 of 12573
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post



Trouble: " I want an old english without heel counter, add a medallion, HAF sole with rubber heels, cigar shell cordovan with the brown tone (not greenish), and so on"

 

Hahaha...yes, he will probably remember only three out of that list.

post #5184 of 12573
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Originally Posted by Louis XIV View Post

Wow!
You said the shoe I am looking for is not an authentic Vass style.
Still you posted a picture of said style, do you own it yourself, or have you handeled it for somebody else?

Yes I own it, it's a great shoe, it's made after a Edward Green model called Chelsea. I ordered some time ago via a proxy. I wear them regularly and It's my go to shoe for formal meetings etc.
post #5185 of 12573
I'm on the verge of ordering a cap toe boot from Vass, and has some questions for you shoe goeroes out there.

The boot wil basically be a crockett and jones northcote (which I can't buy because of my wide feet, really wide, EEE to EEEE). The boot will be fully bespoke, they measured my feet last time I was there.

The boot will basically look like this, but in Antique Cognac:

610993

I was inspired by the C&J Northcote:

610994

Now, my questions regard the sole. The Crockett and Jones northcote used a storm welt, which is a nice balance between elegance and 'sturdiness' (for lack of a better word).The Vass sales manager told me they would have Dainite soles in January, which I hope is true because I would like to wear the boots this winter instead of waiting weeks on their Dainite delivery.

What would you do:

- leather sole vs leather sole + rubber topy vs full rubber Dainite sole
- regular welt vs norwegian welt (since Vass doesn't offer a storm welt).

Appreciate any input!
post #5186 of 12573

norwegian welt and rubber topy if you plan to wear these in snow/ice, or Dainite if only in wet/rain. Although I have no problem with leather sole on snow ice.

post #5187 of 12573
I hope you're ordering it on P2, and get vibram sole, I have those boots in shell and vibram, perfect for foul weather
post #5188 of 12573
Depending on the level of snow you are walking through double soles with Topy and goyser may do. I'd echo the Vibram suggestion if you are tromping through drifts. Stay away from the F last with wide feet.
post #5189 of 12573
The Alt Wien and the great New Peter Last (P2), beauty, comfort, support. The perfect shoo imo, looks even much better in the foot.



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post #5190 of 12573
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

lol,
Actually I have a rule that if I want a new pair I have to sell another one so I don't collect shoes and spend much more, but I'm running out of options to sell, I have kept the ones I really like to wear and fit perfect.
The latest I received was the Alden PTB in whiskey (inlove.gif), so a C&J had to go. I waited 11 months for the Alden!

nephew,
well worth the wait
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