Originally Posted by forex
Nate,those are very nice. What last is that?
Also,what last are the Adelaides on? I like them a lot,may place an order for them,loafers are very nice too. Clintonf,are the loafers on AS 53 last?
Price seems very reasonable,how is the quality and finish compared to shoes in that price range,say Vass?
Hi, the double monks are mine and they are based upon the 99 Last.
I think that the Adelaides are on the 724 Last (I want to try a square toed last).
I can't say what last the loafers are on. However, my understanding is you can have the loafers on several lasts and colours.
I can't really say I'm an expert in shoes (I just like pretty things). However, being completely handmade probably gives Vass the edge.
Having said that, what I really
like about AS is their flexibilty in building a shoe. They have been open, responsive and suggestive in helping me decide what shoes to have. They are also more than willing to listen to constructive criticism.
I've tried emailing Vass on 3 separate occasions, without success. I just have to lift the phone and I can have Chay ready to help me. That gives AS the edge in my book.
The AS leather is as good as I've experienced. I cannot tell the difference between the leather AS uses and some of the other big players (including Vass).
The construction is very
good and from my limited understanding, AS is hoping to improve on the construction as time progresses. This is going to be interesting as I believe they have little room for improvement before they have to hand make the shoes.
I don't want to sound like a AS rep, but if you're in the market for some new shoes and fancy trying something "different", why not give them a go. Â£450 may seem reasonable for some, but to many (including myself) it's a lot of money.
I honestly feel that you would get you money's worth with a pair from AS, all things considered.