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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. alloy13

    alloy13 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you! 6319 cognac simply looks a shade lighter than antique cognac. Am I right in saying that?

    Are all the shoes italian polished?
     
  2. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Well-Known Member

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    The Antique Coganc my favourite Vass colours -

    When i last checked, I think some of the other cognacs like 6319 may not be in stock anymore.
     
  3. Pliny

    Pliny Well-Known Member

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    cognac is a yellow, and 6319 is chestnut. Antic Cog is a red-brown, 6215 is a dark red and the most versatile shoe color, period. Contrasts nicely with trews in greys, browns, and navys whereas shoes in browns look too similar to tan and brown pents.

    6319 is a good Summery color.


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    l to r- antique Cog, Dk Brown, 6125 Cog, Red Cog
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  4. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Well-Known Member

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    I do like the cognac color. Actually thinking of purchasing the #75 maybe towards the end of the year.
     
  5. rikod

    rikod Well-Known Member

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    You're welcome, they are not italian polished.
     
  6. Swede66

    Swede66 Well-Known Member

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    Forgive my ignorance, but what is italian polish?
     
  7. rikod

    rikod Well-Known Member

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    Is a high polished treatment they apply to the shoes if requested, no idea why Vass call it like that. I like it for black shoes only.
     
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  8. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Well-Known Member

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    +1 on antique cognac being my favourite. Such a warm, lovely brown tone.

    I ordered a pair in 6319 cognac about two months ago, so they still have it. And don't think they quit carrying any other of the regular leather offerings either. From time to time they don't have all the leathers in stock though, so you might have to wait for them to get a refill of the leather you want.
     
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  9. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Well-Known Member

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    The dark cognac not too dark (dark brown) and not too light (cognac tan)...it's perfection and goes well with my navy blue pinstripe and beige suits.

    My first pair of Vass was a dark cognac...it has this distinctive reddish brown sheen that reflects beautifully with
    blue/navy clothes...

    Louis XIII be very proud....

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=m...3A%2F%2Fballeronabudget.tumblr.com%2F;400;533
     
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  10. rikod

    rikod Well-Known Member

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    Plain cognac color is very nice Pliny, wearing today [​IMG]
     
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  11. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    looking good in your wt
     
  12. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Well-Known Member

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    Newly arrived brown scotch grain Norweger slippers, Budapest last on a single Dainite sole. They allow me to join the club comprised of members who received Vass shoes not quite made to order specifications.You will note that they are missing the vertical stitching on the toe.

    I really can't be upset. They are very nice.

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    Also ordered a belt in what I recall as red scotch grain, which is a pleasant red brown color.

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  13. Zarium

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    Their dainite soles really don't look all that bad. I might just opt for them on the next pair of Vass I buy.
     
  14. Ennius

    Ennius Well-Known Member

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    Hi Gents,

    I am in NYC and am looking for a Vass store that I could mail order shoes from. Any suggestions - say in London, Germany....?

    I have tried emailing this address but it keeps bouncing.

    ulast@budapester.com

    I have a wide shoe so will need to degree of customer service as opposed to just ordering online. Alden Modified Last works pretty well for me but would like more choices.

    Thanks.
     
  15. ragnr

    ragnr Active Member

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    Do Vass offer lasted trees for different widths and for halfsizes? For instance, I'm 42.5(G). Will the shoetrees be in the same size and width or perhaps 42(F)?
     
  16. bamboo

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    Contact Vass directly. Mr Kuti is very helpful man. I tried once one of German retailer and I have to say they offered me no value added. Mind about sizing.
     
  17. bamboo

    bamboo Well-Known Member

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    They do not make half size tree. If your shoes are 42.5 it should come with 43.
    I have not asked about width though.
     
  18. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew,
    wear in good health
     
  19. FrankCowperwood

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    Thank you, Uncle.
     
  20. SHS

    SHS Well-Known Member

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    Very nice. I actually like them better than with the split toe stitching. What is it with the dainite soles though? I only see stitching on the front of the sole. Does Vass do closed channeled stitching on dainite now? :)
     
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