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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. sstomcat

    sstomcat Well-Known Member

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    I got some new shoes, I will let the pictures speak for themselves...
    My orders with Vass has always been flawless down to the last details. Thank you Rezső!

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  2. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    Gorgeous. What colour is that on the split-toe?
     
  3. terrorsquad

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    +1. They look awesome, good choices sstomcat!
     
  4. yywwyy

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    Why would you use shell cordovan for a bag? Have you experience with how it wears?
     
  5. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    If I might stick my fat nose in, I can think of three good reasons:

    - cordovan has that awesome patina, which will get better rather than worse with age, even without much care, so;

    - you'll have a great heirloom for your grandson that looks even better than it did on the first day; after all your shoes might not fit him, and;

    - it's hard to scratch and basically indestructible, so it should last for generations


    All that said, I just love it in that cognac scotchgrain. Then again, I love pretty much anything in scotchgrain....I mean..who doesn't right?
     
  6. sstomcat

    sstomcat Well-Known Member

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    Thanks,Dark cognac.
     
  7. sstomcat

    sstomcat Well-Known Member

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    Thanks mate.
     
  8. Slewfoot

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    Both look great! I dig the details of the brogueing on the black pair.
     
  9. VRaivio

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    The only shell cordovan briefcase I've seen is that odd model on BB's Peal series. Since shells are not too large, a proper shell briefcase would have the seams be part of the style. Most likely it would be far too shiny and eye-catching when buffed-up, but simply gorgeous with a suitable matte finish. Vass sure handles their shell, they'd make a mean case with it.
     
  10. sstomcat

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    Thanks, had slept over it for few days but glad to see it came out well..
     
  11. mimo

    mimo Well-Known Member

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    Vass's various "cognac" colours are confusing as hell. I was really expecting you to say 6319. I swear they have them mixed up themselves sometimes on their own website, and I'm certain the "Ascot Shoes" listings muddle them even more. How to order when you don't know what colour's what? [​IMG]

    (Anyway, that's a great colour and suits the shoe)
     
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  12. mimo

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    It's not Vass, so why here?.

    But while we're at it, in my view, if a retailer asks customer to sign up to a narrow set of parameters for a group order, it's not exactly MTO either. MTO means choice. This is one colour, in two shapes, and your size. That's not MTO, it's barely more than a colour-way. Reminds me of Allen Edmonds' "Web Gems", except they normally do at least a couple of colours.

    And, noting the wording, the really meaningful point on this is that despite being "MTO", it will not be "hand grade". Just using some lasts that the hand grade collections and MTO usually use. They do look like lovely shoes, and I'm very pleased with my bench grade Alfred Sargents. But they were 115 Euros in a clearance. Would I have paid £500? Would I fuck. [​IMG]

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  13. Concub1ne

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    wat?
     
  14. Concub1ne

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    Sorry for further derailing the thread.
    wat?
     
  15. Concub1ne

    Concub1ne Well-Known Member

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    115 euros? What?
     
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  16. sstomcat

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    You are right it is 6319 cognac, I rechecked my order...my bad
     
  17. mimo

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    Just as I thought I was started to understand their colour range, you threw me again! Thanks man; it's a great shoe and a great colour!
     
  18. Saratorial_Splender

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    Thanks, thats why I ask in different place, because people like you know and help a lot. Thanks again.
     
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  19. Slewfoot

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    I hear you. At the end of the day it is in an Austro-Hungarian style by an Austro-Hungarian maker. Not a bad combination!
     

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