@chowkin Yes will be on rented tux since I rarely need to dress up, and I had my own tailored black suit unused for maybe 10 years.
@armsignet the 2nd is dark oak or Rioja?
Chestnut Hatch. It is interesting how different Vintage Chestnut, Chestnut pin grain, and Chestnut hatch look. I take 7.5EUK in GG.
I'm don't live in Cbus anymore, but next time I visit, I'll PM you if I can get away from family long enough.
From my point of view, one should pay more attention to tradition and crastmanship to really apreciate all kind of shoes IMO. Vass not only follows those principles from its origins, but executes the mounting of their shoes completely by hand with not only with the best techniques (carved holdfast/shoemakers stitch/stitching outsoles/hand lasting/leather rand and pegged shank cover, peged heel stack) but with the best materials also; JR veg leather for insoles and outsoles, full veg lining, natural thread and shoemakers resin, wood pegs, metal shanks and beautiful and top notch upper leather. Most reputable bespoke makers follow the same techniques with a reason.
I'm sorry to ruffle feathers Rohit but Vass shoes deeply offend each one of my senses in the most egregious manner possible. For me, their lasts fit poorly and the variance is unpredictable...much like the quality control and customer service. I presume they named themselves 'Vass' after their unprecedentedly vast inconsistencies. They also don't have any real originality or iconic designs. One most notably disrespectful example is ripping off EG's coveted Galway, even coining the name 'Valway'. For me, that's simply put...pathetic.
For those reasons alone, I'm out...with extreme prejudice.
Most Vass inconsistencies come from bad fitting buying from internet without previous experience in the last (sizing problems) and Mr. Kuti is a pleasure to deal with always. Finally, Vass has many more iconic shoes than most of their counterparts; Theresianers, Alt Wiens and Budapesters are good examples.
I think you were not fair in your comments. No offense taken, please.
Oh how I wish G&G would get some more mountain ram... totally understandable how those started the craze!