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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. justsayno

    justsayno Well-Known Member

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    I am visiting Europe in a few weeks. Are there any Vass retailers in London, Paris or Luxembourg?
     
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    Now that's consistency! Thanks.


    Thank you, sir. I think that confirms my thinking that I'd be 44 or 44.5, depending on the last.
     
  4. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Well-Known Member

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    And depending on the shoe type/style you decide.
     
  5. Gauss17

    Gauss17 Well-Known Member

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    To those of you who have ordered a stock style, how long did it take for Vass to get them to you?
     
  6. Louis XIV

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  7. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Well-Known Member

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    Over 5-6 weeks for me...and over 12 weeks for my Shell - the shell came from Chicago
     
  8. VRaivio

    VRaivio Well-Known Member

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    Whut, I thought the Deco line was hand-welted?
     
  9. chogall

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    Only for the samples way back when it initially launched. And gemmed soon after. G&G wouldnt get to where it is today without cutting corners on RTW like everyone else.
     
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  10. add911_11

    add911_11 Well-Known Member

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    That really puts me off the get Deco now. long waiting time, absence of dogmatic manufacture method, I much rather pay more to get a bespoke shoe.
     
  11. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Well-Known Member

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    What would you expect from a British manufacturer...with the high cost of labour in the UK and diminishing
    number of semi & skilled people entering the trade, corners are bound to be cut - and to keep up with the
    the high demand in their RTW range, it's all down to economics.

    Look at Anthony Cleverleys Semi-bespoke range - for £795 to £995 you expect them to be made onsite.
    But no, when I found out who makes them I placed more value on the manufacturers own brand at a fracton
    of the cost.
     
  12. chogall

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    Same with F&S RTW. All about cost cutting on the unseen components to increase margins, decrease production time, and decrease the reliance on skilled labors.

    I just hope G&G bespoke can stay at similar quality or even improve aesthetically away from those gaudy designs in their RTW range.
     
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  13. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Well-Known Member

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    Rikod,

    No offence taken on my side - it's an open forum to express one opinion with insight and fantastic pictures of the Vass shoes.
    Simply different strokes for different folks....I'll continue adding value to this great forum and Vass thread by adding more of my Vass collection
    for ALL to see and comment on. Many potential newbies are apprehensive posting their pictures if we were to be critical or direct with our views...I for sure will embrace them for posting.
     
  14. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

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    ^ I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every makeup you've posted. Their both unique and well thought out. Not to mention, a pleasant contribution to an otherwise tired thread of very traditional viewpoints
     
  15. Cal135

    Cal135 Active Member

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    Work in process.

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  17. gyasih

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    What's the difference between storm welt and just the regular way the welt is made? I don't know if i make sense. I want to get a pair of Austerity Boots made, but unsure about this feature. And Vass does have Dainite, correct?
     
  18. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Well-Known Member

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    What can I say - Keep up the good work!
     
  19. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Well-Known Member

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    I originally asked for Dainite back in 2012 - but they only had the chunkier Italian Vibram sole which was more suited for rock climbing.

    If you wanted other sole you had to provide them the material...But I do know Dainite is not available as of Jan this year.
    Some of my my new orders will be in Dainite...so nice to know the Vass boots will have a British Foundation. As Dainite a British
    trademark.
     
  20. Cal135

    Cal135 Active Member

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    It takes time to get a good tan, especially with the Nordic sun in March :)

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