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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

^^ Someone mentioned a couple of pages ago that they have a new suede source...and they actually have a colour called reddish brown. Maybe it is worth getting an update from Razor.
Yes, it would be helpful to view a catalogue with the available suede colors.
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Thanks - that red suede looks nice
post #7293 of 10685
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Originally Posted by joiji View Post

My latest pair. 44.5 F-last, Oxblood U cap derbys.

 

 

How much did you save by not having laces included? :)

 

 

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Originally Posted by Fiddler View Post

 

Top: brown

Bottom: red burgundy

 

Source: Ascot Shoes

 

Really great pics guys...a lot of inspiration there...for bad, bad things....

post #7294 of 10685
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Originally Posted by alloy13 View Post


F is a very sharp round-toe. Sharp in its shape from the vamp to the toe box, and round in the shape of the toe tip.

R looks like the AE #5 last from pictures. But I only have experience with the F last, will never get the R last. So there's the bias.

Thanks to those who replied. I another question - just bought 2 pairs and was toying with the idea of not putting any rubber on the soles. For those who don't, how long do the soles actually last? I know this is very subjective but If anyone could advise I would be greatfull. I have 2-3 pairs so at a minimum each pair gets used twice a week.. I also take public transport to and from work, although there is considerable walking I wouldn't call it excessive.. If anyone has a similar experience and could share your thoughts?
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Hi everyone - I visited Vass store last week and would just like to say a few words. Unfortunately I can't share pics as I am only using a mobile device as I need to get a new laptop.

To get things out of the way I am by no means an expert.. Before vass my most exp shoes where a church's city line which I like a lot (despite the bashing that it gets smile.gif) and a pair of EG which I have yet to wear yet. I only learned of Vass through this forum so here are my amateur thoughts on the visit.

The main shop ( the newer one) is on the same street as the smaller one. Blink and you will miss the small and I guess older shop.

Before I went I was aiming at 2-3 pairs. I knew I wanted a brogue and a double monk and left chance for a 3rd which ever would take my fancy. First up was the brogue. Got it on the Budapest last. For those who have not tried it is actually (visually) much slimmer and longated to what pics suggest. Next was the double monk. I wanted it in a Bordeaux but they only had it in a brown therefore I had it on order. Could not find a 3rd that I really liked so my wallet thanked me for that.

Overall it was a great experience, met Rezso and the staff were helpfull. My advice is probably have in mind what you want as once you enter there are a lot of shoes which causes confusion. For example, if only I had time and looked at the brochure properly I probably would have got the brogue on the 3636 last.. Not regretting, but you know smile.gif..

Also, despite the range being quite large I wasn't really interested in most of the models and they didn't have a lot of the Italian models I was after or oxfords in colours that I wanted - this is just an FYI incase people are coming in from afar.

Personally, I did not like the U or K last, I thought I would have liked U at least as the K was very chiseled ( I hope I got the lasts right) for my liking.

As for the fit I got. 41.5 which seemed to fit me ok for all lasts. I am in the process of breaking the budapester in and right from go, it's very comfortable. In terms of fit, very good maybe a slight wriggle room as I was wearing thinner socks.. But definitely a lot more comfy then when I was wearing my churches initially.

Sorry for the long post and thanks for reading
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Would someone mind PMing me the IBAN number for Vass. I am trying to send them a wire and my bank is telling me that it should be 27 characters long...the one I have is 28...I know that Reszo is off Monday and Tuesday and I am traveling the rest of the week...
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Wanted to share a few detail pics of my one of my favorites after much wear, hava a nice sunday everyone.




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post #7298 of 10685
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Wanted to share a few detail pics of my one of my favorites after much wear, hava a nice sunday everyone.




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looking right.
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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

Wanted to share a few detail pics of my one of my favorites after much wear, hava a nice sunday everyone.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 



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Lovely!

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Thanks to those who replied. I another question - just bought 2 pairs and was toying with the idea of not putting any rubber on the soles. For those who don't, how long do the soles actually last? I know this is very subjective but If anyone could advise I would be greatfull. I have 2-3 pairs so at a minimum each pair gets used twice a week.. I also take public transport to and from work, although there is considerable walking I wouldn't call it excessive.. If anyone has a similar experience and could share your thoughts?

 

Obviously depending on what you deem as not excessive is personal but a shoe that is used in a rotation should probably last 1.5-2 years depending on the surface you walk on etc. I definitely wouldn't put rubber on as then you kind of loose the point of buying a quality shoe like this. Unless they are to be used for rainy days in which case you should choose danite soles or overshoes. Just my two cents. 

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Lovely!

 

Beautiful, love the patina!

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Originally Posted by dlind View Post

Obviously depending on what you deem as not excessive is personal but a shoe that is used in a rotation should probably last 1.5-2 years depending on the surface you walk on etc. I definitely wouldn't put rubber on as then you kind of loose the point of buying a quality shoe like this. Unless they are to be used for rainy days in which case you should choose danite soles or overshoes. Just my two cents. 

Thanks, stupid question, but how do people make their shoes last for 5-10 years then? Through minimal wear? I know they can be re-soled but you wouldn't be doing that more than twice I imagine?

Thanks
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Originally Posted by dlind View Post

Obviously depending on what you deem as not excessive is personal but a shoe that is used in a rotation should probably last 1.5-2 years depending on the surface you walk on etc. I definitely wouldn't put rubber on as then you kind of loose the point of buying a quality shoe like this. Unless they are to be used for rainy days in which case you should choose danite soles or overshoes. Just my two cents. 

Thanks, stupid question, but how do people make their shoes last for 5-10 years then? Through minimal wear? I know they can be re-soled but you wouldn't be doing that more than twice I imagine?

Thanks

Well what people mean by that is making the uppers last for that time or if you have say 20 pairs of shoes and rotate then maybe you can get 4-5 years from one pair of soles. A quality pair of shoes can last for 30+ years with the proper maintenance and repairs (resoles, changing inner linings etc). There is no reason not to resole your shoes more then twice, as long as your uppers are still in a condition you like you can resolve as many times as you want. This is the difference between buying a pair of quality and hand sewn shoes and a cheaper goodyear welted shoes, there have been cases where the goodyear welted shoes have run in to problems with the "gemming" the glued on strip that the sole is sewn on to (search the forum for an example, DWFII has great posts explaining construction). However with a hand sewn shoe as Vass this shouldn't be a problem and as long as you have someone qualified (preferably Vass if possible) resole your shoes you should be able to resole them as many times as you wish. 

I do hope this explains it a bit better. I'm sorry for any grammatical errors, English is not my first language. DWFII is a great source of knowledge if you want to learn more about shoe construction. 

 

Sincerely, David 

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Originally Posted by dlind View Post

Well what people mean by that is making the uppers last for that time or if you have say 20 pairs of shoes and rotate then maybe you can get 4-5 years from one pair of soles. A quality pair of shoes can last for 30+ years with the proper maintenance and repairs (resoles, changing inner linings etc). There is no reason not to resole your shoes more then twice, as long as your uppers are still in a condition you like you can resolve as many times as you want. This is the difference between buying a pair of quality and hand sewn shoes and a cheaper goodyear welted shoes, there have been cases where the goodyear welted shoes have run in to problems with the "gemming" the glued on strip that the sole is sewn on to (search the forum for an example, DWFII has great posts explaining construction). However with a hand sewn shoe as Vass this shouldn't be a problem and as long as you have someone qualified (preferably Vass if possible) resole your shoes you should be able to resole them as many times as you wish. 


I do hope this explains it a bit better. I'm sorry for any grammatical errors, English is not my first language. DWFII is a great source of knowledge if you want to learn more about shoe construction. 

Sincerely, David 

Thank you, your English is perfect
post #7304 of 10685

rikod - those look terrific.

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Originally Posted by rikod View Post

Wanted to share a few detail pics of my one of my favorites after much wear, hava a nice sunday everyone. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



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Thanks for posting as I've been wanting to see how a pair similar to this ages. Can you confirm that this is cognac?
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