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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. Ironist

    Ironist Well-Known Member

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    Rikod has like the exact same thing. I'm not sure which model he used but I think this is the picture.

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    It's very nice and I'm thinking of doing that next myself.
     
  2. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Well-Known Member

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    Latest acquisition, a pair of Old English II in plum museum calf, F-last, single Dainite sole. Lovely shoes! The leather is a bit less mottled than my pair made with Ilcea leather, as been discussed before, more towards what Lobb calls misty calf. For those who like more mottled finish, it's good news that Vass will buy from Ilcea from end of May again. The waist work with the rubber sole is really nice, they've trimmed it off to the sides a bit to create a small bevelling and a bit like a HAF-sole look. What surprised me though is that the hold heel is in rubber, the heel base as well. Never seen that before, a bit of a shame that you can't polish up a shine on that part, but we'll see how it will function.

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  3. OzzyJones

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    Beautiful shoes, JI! Very little colour variation and perhaps better for it
     
  4. partyof6

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    "Lovely shoes!"? The city skyline at night is lovely. A portrait in a museum is lovely. Those shoes are beyond lovely. They are stop-you-in-your-tracks, choke-on-your-coffee, wipe-drool-from-your-chin, stunning! Can't stop staring out those pics. Well done, sir!
     
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    Is that closed-channel sole stitching on dainite??? Never seen that before.
     
  6. NAMOR

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    Wow, that dainite work is art. Reszo says they also have brown dainite available
     
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  7. j ingevaldsson

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    Thanks a lot guys!



    No no, but they only stitch the toe part (look again and you'll see).
     
  8. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Well-Known Member

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    Agree!
     
  9. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful shoes! How does the Plum differ from Oxblood? To my eyes, in some pictures, they look similar.
     
  10. mimo

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    ^ Wait a week or so. [​IMG]
     
  11. RogerP

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    @j ingevaldsson - that plum museum is fantastic. I will save a few pics for the next time someone wants to belly ache about how synthetic soles look awful on a dress shoe.

    @DonRaphael - the plum has a decidedly purple / pomegranate cast to it that oxblood does not.
     
  12. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Well-Known Member

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    Thanks! Like Roger says, plum museum is more "purplish", and not as dark as oxblood.

    Cheers Roger! Waiting for a G&G Hove with single Dainite as well, will be interesting to compare them.
     
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  13. DonRaphael

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    Thanks, guys. So I guess that raises a second question: with what do you wear the plum colored shoes? I'm having a hard time imagining a combination/any combination that is superior to the darker oxblood color.
     
  14. RogerP

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    I'd wear them with any outfit where burgundy / Bordeaux / oxblood shoes would otherwise be appropriate. For me, it's not a question of which is superior, but each representing an attractive alternative to the other.

    My AC Camerons have a beautiful pomegranate tint to them. And they certainly get their share of outings in addition to my Vass Oxblood double monks
     
  15. JubeiSpiegel

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    I would use plum in any instance that burgundy is ideal as well.

    @j ingevaldsson

    Your plum has the regular VASS leather finish correct? I ask because I know Italian Polish is a finishing option, but don't know if it's of any benefit from just polishing the shoes yourself at home...
     
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  16. wurger

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    The single dainite sole is indeed great, such thinner compare to the dainite soles I have seen. :D

    I think the well polished state of the shoes hide a bit of the mottleness.
     
  17. SoGent

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    that's nize
     
  18. gyasih

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    Those came out remarkably well, JI.

    I think yours is a little less mottled than my pair. But I don't know what tannery my leather came from.
     
  19. Mr. Six

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    Nice pair of OE IIs! An oxblood pair is next on my list, I just can't decide between F and U.
     
  20. Junior

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    What is the approximated turnaround time for mto?

    The current price list can't be posted often enough so here it comes again.
     
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