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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. JPHardy

    JPHardy Well-Known Member

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    I went with 2 definite purchase items, and a possible 3rd.
    1 brown suede chukka Kahn
    2. Blue suede chukka Kahn
    3. Was all over the place and no decision was made.

    Second pick from bottom is a black cap toe with hints of black. It is beautiful, and one of those things only you will know. So nice almost ordered. Would be great with PB's suits.

    I'm either getting them or austerity brogue in 6154.

    Or both.
     
  2. mct358

    mct358 Active Member

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    Does anyone have any info on Vass loafers in general? What info would really be welcome is how a F-Last loafer would look like.
     
  3. hazwanazani

    hazwanazani Well-Known Member

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    Quote: Love the grey museum cap toes at the bottom
     
  4. stevent

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    Vass OEII Green Museum
    Pretty happy overall, some standard Vass issues - left shoe fits a bit tighter than right, some "bleaching" look on finish which actually looks pretty cool, some wrinkly leather used for inner heel quarters, and a few other small issues. Every on spec as ordered though. The 3 piece trees are really really good fit, actually had a little difficulty getting them out so very pleased. Will get some better outdoor photos to determine if I can use these instead of a black captoe

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  5. rc121

    rc121 Well-Known Member

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    Those are awesome Stevent!
     
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  6. rydenfan

    rydenfan Well-Known Member

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    That dark brown suede norwegener looks so good. Helps solidify my next pair. Time to contact @gdl203 and get rolling
     
  7. rydenfan

    rydenfan Well-Known Member

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    Really nice stevent!! Love the depth of color on those
     
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  8. NAMOR

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    This are sick! Nice touch with the 3 piece trees
     
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  9. ThinkDerm

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    My 3 piece shoe trees from Vass look nothing like those. Those are excellent.
     
  10. NAMOR

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    how so? 3 piece and look nothing like stevents 3 piece? they have string?
     
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  12. Gavinband

    Gavinband Well-Known Member

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    Look amazing. Have wanted to pull th trigger on green museum for a while. What will you wear with? A dark navy?
     
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  13. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    The green museum is bloody terrific.
     
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  14. stevent

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    Thanks gentlemen!


    They are pretty much black in normal light so anything you would wear a black shoe with would work
     
  15. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Well-Known Member

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    no string, not metal hook, no finishing, nada. cheap wood with pencil marks on them and poorly cut.
     
  16. sleepyinsanfran

    sleepyinsanfran Well-Known Member

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    maybe they cut up a semi-finished last and gave you that instead of trees :) It would be cool to see what the pencil markings are
     
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  17. ThinkDerm

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    Will post photos eventually. This sounds likely.
     
  18. Zapasman

    Zapasman Well-Known Member

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    Great shoes Stevent. Did you order a belt to match the green color?.

    Thank you JP Hardy for the pics. Excellent.
     
  19. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Well-Known Member

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    For oxfords, why does Vass sometimes put the half circle leather piece where the lacing meets the vamp and other times it's just the stitch? Is it just the technique of the individual making them that day? All models and materials seem to be done both ways (cough...F with just stitch in sig). Does the extra piece allow for more robust stitching, or just cosmetic?
     
  20. Concordia

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    Dunno. I have shell cordovans that have the stitch only. Perhaps some materials are too fragile or awkward to have hanging about in such small pieces.
     

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