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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. rydenfan

    rydenfan Well-Known Member

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    Just pulled the trigger on the cognac scotch grain captoes from Epaulet!! this is my first VASS so I hope the New Peter fits me well
     
  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    A lovely pair we just received for an MTO customer

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  3. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    Correct again. Many people do size up for U. Many people don't. Those with chubby and widely-splayed toes are likely candidates for sizing up. I know that Vass makes a general recommendation for the same size in these lasts, but I very much doubt he would claim that this applies to all individuals across the board. E-sizing recommendations, regardless of the source, are nothing more than a best-guess starting point for the individual buyer. You'll only know for sure when you strap them on and walk.

    And that suede / calf combo is quite lovely.
     
  4. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    Thanks gents.

    @agedashidofu - this was essentially a replication of a custom order that Ascot had delivered to an earlier customer based on his specific design requests. Credit goes to that unnamed gentleman - I just said "I'd like that, please."

    @Ecstasy - This one is U last. I have tried to put together the odd group photo - but it takes more time than I often have. I have posted a group pic of my burgundy shoes before, and plan to do the same for the medium - light browns.

    @Concordia - yes, you got it right - Ascot. I see these basically replacing my black shoes for Spring and Summer daytime wear. There's not an outfit I can think of where they wouldn't work as well or better. I'll still wear the all-black to court, however.
     
  5. jazzsol

    jazzsol Well-Known Member

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    RogerP, the spectators are beautiful.
     
  6. SoGent

    SoGent Well-Known Member

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    good job mr. P they're ALL you.
     
  7. Ironist

    Ironist Well-Known Member

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    Very nice RogerP! It's funny how easy it is to get used to things after looking at pictures of shoes everyday. I didn't think I'd ever like grey shoes or spectators but these are awesome. Is that grey museum calf? I didn't think there was grey boxcalf.
     
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  8. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Well-Known Member

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    No no,
    me say it for years before me ever join here.





    It very very bad.
    Me never talk good about it for years.
    Me talk bad about it before DWH mention it.
    Me talk to different factory mans and shoe maker years ago and they say bad things and show me bad things.
    Gemmed shoes = toys for men
    Gemmed shoes = not good
    Gemmed shoes = very very bad and sad and not good.
    Gemmed shoes = not real shoe
    Gemmed shoes = imitation shoe
    Gemmed shoes = silly
     
  9. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    Ow, yeah, it's on again! :lurk:
     
  10. AJL

    AJL Well-Known Member

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    SOS: it's called "irony", and you missed it. Perhaps understandable, as English is not your primary, or possibly even secondary language.
     
  11. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    Thanks gents. Ironist - it's grey boxcalf. I really like how the black and grey turned out. Not as bold and high-contrast as black and white - but more wearable in my work environment for that reason.
     
  12. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Well-Known Member

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    Me read very very good.
    Many man talk funny here and me not understand very good,
    sometime many man here play trick and be silly,
    they talk about fury animal and use funny word,
    it not make sense.
    Roger talk about falling on donkey in Vass shoe,
    it not make sense,
    he play trick on people.
    http://www.styleforum.net/t/130044/the-ultimate-vass-porn-thread/11025#post_7105165

    Spoopoker play many trick and use funny words.
    Many man use funny word on internet.
    It get very hard and me give up reading internet,
    but forum good because me write more good when me practise good.
    Me write good now,
    but week ago me find it very hard,
    me forget many thing.
     
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  13. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    I suspect local vernacular is to blame for all the silly words...
     
  14. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Well-Known Member

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    Speaking of VASS, my right shoe is making a profound wind blowing sound when I step. Like blowing air coming out near the toe area, has anyone experiencing anything similar with VASS?
     
  15. Ecstasy

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    Resembles G&G, in a good way. Thanks for sharing. [​IMG]
     
  16. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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    Roger I am late to the party so forgive me but HOT DAMN those shoes are incredible.

    I have publicly stated that I hate spectators because they are so damn seasonal and so hard to wear but those look incredible. I mean truly beautiful and seem extremely easy to wear due to the low level of contrast.

    Cant wait to see how you wear them outside of the fit you just posted.
     
  17. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    ^^^ Cheers my man. I'll be wearing them with navy suits, grey suits and of course, navy blazer and grey trousers. I think they will actually be a lot more versatile than the EG all-grey shoes I had initially been contemplating.
     
  18. justinkapur

    justinkapur Well-Known Member

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    I can definitely see that for sure. I would say this is a great alternative to a black shoe. I have my Bontoni grey wingtip boots that I love and wear casually so I can understand its versatility
     
  19. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    My right shoe squeeks (around the ball of the foot) when I walk... Not really a whoosh sound though
     
  20. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    I have that whoosh sound on a pair of Ferragamo boots. Never had it on any other footwear.
     

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