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The Ultimate Vass (Footwear) Thread (Pictures, reviews, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, they are more like Ravello (if comparing to Alden) than Whiskey so it can be misleading
     
  2. Kashiwa

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    NAMOR, those are stunning. No idea how the specs you requested would have turned out, but their "mistakes" look brilliant to me. $777 seems like an outstanding price.
     
  3. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    I agree, they have a great eye. $777 is an outstanding price for MTO shell. All the Vass regulars have been preaching this for a while and now I believe. I believe
     
  4. NAMOR

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    Thanks! Yes F last



    What did you order??
     
  5. forex

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    NAMOR, good job on shoes. I think they would look better on 3636 last but that's just me. How come you weren't dinged by FedEx? What is the dealio?
     
  6. gsugsu

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    Thanks Tom. Got word today from Vass telling me the same. Guess I'll go with the Topy over Vibram.
     
  7. gsugsu

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    Thanks for the info and I'll keep that in mind for future orders.
     
  8. gsugsu

    gsugsu Well-Known Member

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    Namor,

    Nice shoes, man. Like the colour and how the F last looks in that model.
     
  9. styless

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    NAMOR,
    I was expecting cognac to be a little darker, but your pictures look great. I am trying to choose between whiskey & cognac.
     
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  10. rikod

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    hehe, I agree, I prefer all 3 "changes". They are beautiful, cngrats.
     
  11. gyasih

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    They came out great, Namor.

    I took mine out for a spin today. A little tight in the vamp, but plenty of comments.
     
  12. kev777

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    OK so I'm now looking to get my first pair of Vass namely something like these below. Whats the best way to do this as reading through this thread it seems a minefield both pricewise and delivery !!! [​IMG] Any constructive advice would be gratefully received :nodding:
     
  13. deathntaxes

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    A sizing question -- I've read multiple accounts here of 42 F-last = 9 US and got a pair of used F-last single-sole oxfords. I've worn them a few times and it has caused a lot of pain in my heels. Would wearing them more & breaking them in help at all? Or should I size up to 42.5 in the F-last?

    For comparison, I wear a 8UK in the JL 7000, 9D US in most American shoes. I do have a high instep, which is what prompted me to consider the F-last above others.
     
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    What part of your heel? Bottom, sides, back? Is it because the heel is too narrow and is squeezing you? Is there rubbing?
     
  15. grendel

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    How much would that have been to have proxied?
     
  16. KayJay85

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    I believe it would be another $100 for proxy of cordovan but PM Tombrone to get the real deal
     
  17. Medwed

    Medwed Well-Known Member

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    How much would that be if picked up in Budapest? The answer is USD600.00
    VASS is seriously cheap when paid cash. They need to raise prices 50% to get rid of all the riff raff like myself.
     
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  18. forex

    forex Well-Known Member

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    I want these two pairs, any idea what color these are? It seems like they are both on 3636 last, can anyone comment?
    Saved pics from here

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  19. grendel

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    Looks like cognac boxcalf / cognac scotchgrain for the 1st and bordeaux cordovan for the 2nd
     
  20. Saratorial_Splender

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    You would expect to be near $1,000 with proxies for just plain old calf.
     

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