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post #2626 of 4435
For black captors, I doubt 99% of people you meet in the next 10 years will even know the brand of shoes on your feet.

I've only met one person in the past 18 months who bothered to ask me about what I had on my feet that day.

Having said that I don't know how a MTO will help if you feel your feet is an odd shape. That doesn't sound like something an MTO w/o a last adjustment can solve.
post #2627 of 4435
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Originally Posted by scatterbrain View Post
 

Considering going all out and ordering a pair of Vass MTO black captoes. No shoes really seem to fit my feet very well. I'm hoping MTO would rectify that. I spend a lot of time in black captoes, so I think it would be a worthwhile investment.

 

My only real concern is that I'm pretty junior. I'm client-facing, and I don't want the client to come in, notice my $1200 shoes, and assume that I'm way overpaid. 

 

Have any of the junior professionals on here gotten a negative reaction when wearing something special like this? More senior folks, would you be put off by the junior wearing Vass?

 

I think you'd honestly find that not many people can distinguish between (for example) an expensive pair of EG's and a pair of Cole Haan's.

post #2628 of 4435
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Originally Posted by scatterbrain View Post

Considering going all out and ordering a pair of Vass MTO black captoes. No shoes really seem to fit my feet very well. I'm hoping MTO would rectify that. I spend a lot of time in black captoes, so I think it would be a worthwhile investment.

My only real concern is that I'm pretty junior. I'm client-facing, and I don't want the client to come in, notice my $1200 shoes, and assume that I'm way overpaid. 

Have any of the junior professionals on here gotten a negative reaction when wearing something special like this? More senior folks, would you be put off by the junior wearing Vass?

I usually wear sport coats to work whereas the VPs and the corporate controller are usually just in dress shirts with no issues. That said my profession is likely totally different from yours and all my clients are internal.

If you were wearing EG or JL someone might recognize them but I highly doubt that so even less likely with Vass. I am not certain if the Vass MTO process utilizes adjustment pieces to lasts like St Crispin's. I'm actually considering doing a Vass MTO myself but I would insist on trying on a pair for fit first.
post #2629 of 4435
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Originally Posted by scatterbrain View Post

Considering going all out and ordering a pair of Vass MTO black captoes. No shoes really seem to fit my feet very well. I'm hoping MTO would rectify that. I spend a lot of time in black captoes, so I think it would be a worthwhile investment.

My only real concern is that I'm pretty junior. I'm client-facing, and I don't want the client to come in, notice my $1200 shoes, and assume that I'm way overpaid. 

Have any of the junior professionals on here gotten a negative reaction when wearing something special like this? More senior folks, would you be put off by the junior wearing Vass?

Vass are generally conservative and non-distinctive (IMHO) - unless someone looks at your soles, and nail patern, lol. Especially if you go with black cap toe.

I don't know with what kind of people you guys work with, but I sometimes feel I can wear pajamas, no one will notice. And I'm a one man band, independent consultant, so everyone is client.
post #2630 of 4435
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Originally Posted by borbor View Post

For black captors, I doubt 99% of people you meet in the next 10 years will even know the brand of shoes on your feet.

I've only met one person in the past 18 months who bothered to ask me about what I had on my feet that day.

Having said that I don't know how a MTO will help if you feel your feet is an odd shape. That doesn't sound like something an MTO w/o a last adjustment can solve.

Would second this.

If rtw shoes don't work for you, perhaps bank some cash for a while and then search out a bespoke shoemaker. There's several threads on here on bespoke shoemakers that are great reading.

As for your concern about moving outside your pay-grade, if you're wearing a cbd "uniform", I don't see how anyone would object to you investing in quality.
post #2631 of 4435
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

There is a member here from Belgium that offers Vass proxy for $500 USD and I'm guessing it would not get hit either with duty.

Notch? If not could you please PM me the contact info?
post #2632 of 4435
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Originally Posted by ADub View Post

For those interested I have a bit more detail about Suitsupply MTM. As mentioned before Bobby is the liaison for the program (PM me if you would like his email). For context I'm after a summer weight suit so to get a tropical weight, open weave double twist from Ariston is around $1500; VBC is $1200. There is no charge for aesthetic details so the price is dependent on the fabric; in that regard it is better than Samuelsohn, who will charge for things like working buttonholes and side adjusters. The downside of the program is that they are unable to offer certain options found in the RTW collection, such as button cuff for trousers and fully unlined or buggy lined jackets. That is rather odd to me.

Can you confirm whether or not their MTM is restricted to only one fit model? I think someone in the SuitSupply thread mentioned it's only for the Hudson or Havana fit. Can they do a 3 roll 2?
post #2633 of 4435
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Originally Posted by scatterbrain View Post
 

Considering going all out and ordering a pair of Vass MTO black captoes. No shoes really seem to fit my feet very well. I'm hoping MTO would rectify that. I spend a lot of time in black captoes, so I think it would be a worthwhile investment.

 

My only real concern is that I'm pretty junior. I'm client-facing, and I don't want the client to come in, notice my $1200 shoes, and assume that I'm way overpaid. 

 

Have any of the junior professionals on here gotten a negative reaction when wearing something special like this? More senior folks, would you be put off by the junior wearing Vass?

 

Vass can be as subtle or as loud as you want them to be. Black captoes (I gravitate more towards austerity brogues though), would definitely be a sound investment. As for the fit, Vass MTO doesn't really accommodate for adjustments but I'm pretty sure that one of the 10 lasts should work for you. 

 

Like what the others said, I doubt non-sf folks will notice what you have on your feet. This is the great thing about quality footwear, it's not ostentatious and you know you are wearing a great pair. 

 

As for the reaction, I purposely wear more attention grabbing shoes since I own a shoe store. It's a way of marketing. and if I see a junior person wearing Vass or any other high-end maker, I would say good choice. Most people balk at the thought of spending around $1k on their shoes but that's because they don't see them as investments and replace their shoes every year or so. Also, not sure where you are getting your pricing but Vass calf is not $1.2K. 

post #2634 of 4435
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Vass can be as subtle or as loud as you want them to be. 

This grabbed my attention last night. 

 

 

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This grabbed my attention last night. 

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

Ah. yes, the valways. This has been talked about for days over at the vass appreciation thread. I plan to stock some as well but not sure which make up to go for.

post #2636 of 4435
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Originally Posted by jokb View Post

Ah. yes, the valways. This has been talked about for days over at the vass appreciation thread. I plan to stock some as well but not sure which make up to go for.

Wow, this is beautiful boots. jokb, if you are planning GMTO with this spec, please count me in.
post #2637 of 4435
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Ah. yes, the valways. This has been talked about for days over at the vass appreciation thread. I plan to stock some as well but not sure which make up to go for.

I look forward to that!
post #2638 of 4435
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post


I look forward to that!

I do also and would strongly suggest F last and Dainite.   Lets cook up some makeups in here. :stirpot:

post #2639 of 4435
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Originally Posted by chiggyv View Post
 

Also a heads up that they don't have any of the old Milano fit OCBDs in stock. If you haven't heard these have been discontinued and replaced with a new oxford which costs $75 more.

 

Anywhere else for good quality OCBDs locally? Spier and Mackay never have slim fits in stock in basic colors. It's a shame because a decent, inexpensive OCBD could really be a cornerstone for their business. Especially with BB discontinuing theirs.

 

Are you referring to the Black Fleece Milano fit shirts? Or the Brooks Brothers mainline Milano shirts?

 

If the latter, I'm screwed as those were my go-to shirts (bought in threes with the periodic 30% discount).

 

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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post


If you are strictly staying downtown, then yeah. Here is the map so you can compare to where you'll be staying.

http://torontopath.com/path-map/

But if you'll visit say Yorkville or Destilery or Entertainment District, you will have to go outside.

This winter is mild though. For now...

 

+1, although it sounds like things are getting colder and/or snowier by the end of this week. That being said, you can cover a good chunk of the downtown core without ever going outside. Just keep in mind that it takes a little longer in the PATH than outside, since your routes won't be quite as direct. I always have to leave the office a few minutes earlier if I'm planning on taking the PATH to a meeting in the core.

 

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Best place to get some shoes Topy'd downtown? I've been quoted as high as $80 at Novelty, which seems very very high to me. 

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That does sound like a lot. I had assumed that this would be like a $20 job, but I've never had it done, do I may be out to lunch...

Would be interested to find out what market price is, though, since I'm considering having it done to a couple pairs of mine.

 

Unless they changed their prices very recently, this seems way off. I had new Topys and new heels added to a pair of Allen Edmonds in the fall, and I believe it was $70 +tax. Topys alone are usually about $35-40, IIRC.

post #2640 of 4435
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Originally Posted by Firefox View Post
 

 

Are you referring to the Black Fleece Milano fit shirts? Or the Brooks Brothers mainline Milano shirts?

 

If the latter, I'm screwed as those were my go-to shirts (bought in threes with the periodic 30% discount).

 

See here: https://www.reddit.com/r/malefashionadvice/comments/40xvgs/the_brooks_brothers_ocbd_has_been_replaced_by_a/

 

The Black Fleece are discontinued (and I don't believe they were Milano fit). The Mainline OCBD are discontinued as well and replaced with a more expensive version with some tweaks.

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