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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. Pliny

    Pliny Well-Known Member

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    I really like the Alden shell PTB, but I think the Vass P2 lasted PTB might be even nicer looking (in addition to being better constructed). I'd love to get a pair of matching P2 lasted Longwings and PTBs. They really are very nice.

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    I like the 3 eyelet blucher very much. Sleek and simple. Thinking of getting one just like this on the F last, but in black - rather than getting the Oxford. Any thoughts on whether to go for Italian polish or plain, and on whether to add a toe-cap?
     
  2. tsasls

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    Italian polish might make a black shoe stand out among other shoes,but some have mentioned the polish does not last over time.
    A cap toe would counter the sleek 3 eyelet blucher look. If you choose a cap toe it would look better on an oxford.
     
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    I like the 3 eyelet blucher very much. Sleek and simple. Thinking of getting one just like this on the F last, but in black - rather than getting the Oxford. Any thoughts on whether to go for Italian polish or plain, and on whether to add a toe-cap?


    No thoughts on Italian polish or plain, but I would not put a toe cap on these shoes. It would look a bit like a Frankenshoe as the three eyelet derby is really meant to have, at most, a medallion on the toe -- it is most frequently simply a plain toe that demonstrates the elegant shape of the last.
     
  4. MalfordOfLondon

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    Some Vass double monk damage

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  5. theyare

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    ^ what last are those on?
    look too sleek for F and too rounded for U
     
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    ^ what last are those on?
    look too sleek for F and too rounded for U


    They are almost certainly the F last. IMO, the larger the shoe, the sleeker and more appealing the F last becomes. I find the reverse is true with the U last.
     
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    Italian polish might make a black shoe stand out among other shoes,but some have mentioned the polish does not last over time.
    A cap toe would counter the sleek 3 eyelet blucher look. If you choose a cap toe it would look better on an oxford.


    cheers I guess it's like any paint: gloss goes to matt eventually. the Italian polish in my experience has developed a kind of pearly patina - and under it thousands of almost microscopic wrinkles like a slightly deflated football - it actually looks pretty good

    No thoughts on Italian polish or plain, but I would not put a toe cap on these shoes. It would look a bit like a Frankenshoe as the three eyelet derby is really meant to have, at most, a medallion on the toe -- it is most frequently simply a plain toe that demonstrates the elegant shape of the last.

    thanks guys yeah it was a bit of a uh dumb idea and having slept on it I agree with you the cap would prob mess up the lines of a shoe that 's pretty terrific anyway
     
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    They are almost certainly the F last. IMO, the larger the shoe, the sleeker and more appealing the F last becomes. I find the reverse is true with the U last.
    think you could be onto something there but not sure why - something about the balance of the design. I'm 10.5 in U, which is not huge, but they can look dare I say a tinsy bit snouty from some angles. The F on the other hand being more restrained looks good in any size IMO cos no element features over any other, everything is well-proportioned - very similar to the AS 48, but slightly pointier in the toe. F = [​IMG]
     
  10. luk-cha

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    These look awesome.

    Not too often I get jealous, but this pair...
     
  12. medtech_expat

    medtech_expat Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone else have pictures of this (or other) F-Last austerity brogues?

    Here you go... mine in mid-brown suede. The oxblood is lovely as well.

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  13. luk-cha

    luk-cha Well-Known Member

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    Is this an F-Last austerity brogue in oxblood? If so, that is the exact shoe that I am thinking of ordering. Does anyone else have pictures of this (or other) F-Last austerity brogues?

    Thanks a lot!


    not oxblood but bordo shell!

    some more pictures for you;

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    Thanks, Luk-cha. As with all of your stuff, they are really quite nice.
     
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    luk-cha Well-Known Member

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    These look awesome.

    Not too often I get jealous, but this pair...


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    another couple then to tease you haha
     
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    luk-cha Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Luk-cha. As with all of your stuff, they are really quite nice.

    cheers! they were sadly they are gone now much i hope their new owning is enjoying them still

    for me they are one of Vass's better designs and it works so well in the bordo shell too
     
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    Well, thanks to Luk-cha and Medtech I had a lovely phone call with Eva Vass today . . . pictures to come in about six weeks :)
     
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    Well, thanks to Luk-cha and Medtech I had a lovely phone call with Eva Vass today . . . pictures to come in about six weeks :)

    Congrats on pulling the trigger, although expect loads of PMs asking how you managed to get hold of Eva, secret password, etc. [​IMG]
     
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    Some beautiful shoes on this page, boys. Keep it up!
     
  20. geoffmartin17

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    Here you go... mine in mid-brown suede. The oxblood is lovely as well.

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    Mailman could not come soon enough this week - waiting for this exact pair!
     

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