1. Welcome to the new Styleforum!

    We hope you’re as excited as we are to hang out in the new place. There are more new features that we’ll announce in the near future, but for now we hope you’ll enjoy the new site.

    We are currently fine-tuning the forum for your browsing pleasure, so bear with any lingering dust as we work to make Styleforum even more awesome than it was.

    Oh, and don’t forget to head over to the Styleforum Journal, because we’re giving away two pairs of Carmina shoes to celebrate our move!

    Please address any questions about using the new forum to support@styleforum.net

    Cheers,

    The Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice

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

    Messages:
    20,575
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    yeah great thing is that carmina and vass two very different pricepoints and styles. they complement one another - good foundation for collection
     
  2. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,333
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2012
    Location:
    Oakville, Ontario, CANADA
    You'll get no argument from me on that score. These are the two most populous brands in my collection.
     
  3. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,426
    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2009
    Does Vass have a brown leather that's similar to EG/G&G dark oak? I've seen Vass's dark brown in person, and it's much darker. I have a pair in antic cognac, and it's quite different. Nothing on the color chart that gets cited most often looks close. Maybe 6125 dark cognac (seems too red)? Do they have plain brown?
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2014
  4. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,773
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    
    EG's Dark Oak is pretty heavily antiqued. If you want the same, you could fiddle with antik cognac until it's dark enough.
     
    1 person likes this.
  5. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,544
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    crosspost from Recent Purchases.

    Just got these MTO shoes in the mail. They are a size 43.5 on the New Peter last.

    They are identical in insole and outsole length to my well-fitting C&J derbies. However, they are narrower in width and lower in height in the toebox.

    Any advice on what I could do to compensate for the sizing issues on my next order? (Need more toebox width + height)

    Should I order a wider fitting or go up a half size?

    The length on these is PERFECT. Don't want that to change. It's just that I need more room in the toebox.


     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2014
  6. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,773
    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Send this question with pictures to Vass-- perhaps a wide fitting of the F?
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2014
  7. sstomcat

    sstomcat Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,088
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    Note that the toe area does not stretch much, any at all neither will the footbed sink to make them comfortable
     
  8. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,544
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    

    This happens on all my C&J shoes... is there something unique to Vass shoes construction that prevents the footbed from molding to a foot?
     
  9. sstomcat

    sstomcat Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,088
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    What Im trying to say is the sinking is minimal, more of an impression and will do lttle to help with tight toe box
     
  10. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,029
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009
    

    Vass footbed mold very good to foot on double sole.
    In general the hand welt shoe mold more good than goodyear welt shoe.
    Goodyear welt = cardboard box feel.
    Hand welt = old friend feel.
     
    1 person likes this.
  11. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,544
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    what about dainite?
     
  12. stgrim

    stgrim Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    259
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2012
    Location:
    Urbana, IL
    Assuming both are the same price, would you rather go for a pair of Carminas in shell or Vass in calf?
     
  13. jrd617

    jrd617 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    14,544
    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2009
    Can someone confirm that the middle shoe in brown pebble is on the P2 last?

    Left shoe is P2 from No Man Walks Alone.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2014
  14. NAMOR

    NAMOR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    20,575
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Location:
    Heavenly & Northstar
    x-post from alden

    [​IMG]

    Vass whiskey and Alden Ravello looks nearly identical here
     
    2 people like this.
  15. add911_11

    add911_11 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,994
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2010
    

    I am once again impressed with Vass' leather.
     
  16. LS7

    LS7 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    845
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2009
    Location:
    London, UK
    

    I believe that's Whiskey shell cordovan which they source from Horween.
     
  17. europrep

    europrep Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,351
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2012
    Location:
    Boston
    Interestingly enough, I am currently facing this dilemma. I was planning on a Vass austerity boot in calf and was recently presented with the opportunity to buy a Carmina austerity boot in shell for less money than the Vass in calf.
     
  18. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    8,333
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2012
    Location:
    Oakville, Ontario, CANADA
    

    For me it would come down to the specific shoes / boots in question as opposed to any general rule of preference between Carmina shell and Vass calf. I have a few of both.
     
  19. sstomcat

    sstomcat Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,088
    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2011
    [​IMG]
     
    3 people like this.
  20. Staffer18283

    Staffer18283 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    127
    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2013
    I know very difference price point but how would you rate Vass vs G&G ?
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by