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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. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    Quote:If you mean my pair, they are actually navy museum, though the mottling effect one expects of museum calf (as reflected in the museum gold captoes) is all but absent in this particular pair.
     
  2. Faster

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    Got the email.. These are now on their way from Budapest

    Museum Gold
    F last

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  3. Sammy - Ascot

    Sammy - Ascot Well-Known Member

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    Exceptional pair. Wear in good health.
     
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    Sammy - Ascot Well-Known Member

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    The 3 piece trees gives no functional advantage. But it's aesthetically pleasing.

     
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    Sammy - Ascot Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely Striker.

     
  6. Shouldaville

    Shouldaville Well-Known Member

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    Okay, who ordered the museum/scotchgrain austerity oxford boots posted on Vass' IG? Very nice...even with the monster pull tab.
     
  7. OzzyJones

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    Wow! Those are great!
     
  8. grunberg

    grunberg Well-Known Member

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    Sammy-Ascot,

    Thank for helping. Then I will take plain ones.


    Can anybody help in getting idea of how looks gold museum now? They are so defferent here on the forum. As I have understood Vass changed tannery of museum calf several times. And their museum shoes were bueutifull vintage as well as just plain colour. I am only guessing what I can expect now...

    I am very interested in red dark cognac as well as in gold museum. But due that OE II in that colours will be MTO, I would prefer to take more pricy museum calf....But I can't get imagine what to expect from them....
     
  9. grunberg

    grunberg Well-Known Member

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    Faster, great shoes, my cong... Please share some pictures of shoes and their leather upon their arrival. I am also considering buying gold museum.
     
  10. tobiasfunke19

    tobiasfunke19 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    Can someone help me with sizing please. I have flat but wide feet and my toes are Roman aligned (see pic). I am having sizing issues and was wondering if you guys would consider helping me. I ordered a pair of P2 alt-wein in 41.5 that turned out to be too long for me. Next, we tried a 41G, which fits me perfectly length-wise but the width was a problem for my left feet. The shoes are cramping my pinkie and 4th toe, but only when I stand or walk.

    I am looking on advice to proceed further. Should I try a last with a wider toe-box like the R or a last that is more symmetric like the P2 but in G-width of course. I hope to hear what you have to say in this matter.

    regards,
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  11. Sammy - Ascot

    Sammy - Ascot Well-Known Member

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  12. tobiasfunke19

    tobiasfunke19 Well-Known Member

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    @Sammy - Ascot , Thanks for writing. I think the G width was suggested as I insisted on using the P2, which is sleeker than the Peter last. Would you care to tell me more about the 3636? It is symmetric like the F?
     
  13. hazwanazani

    hazwanazani Well-Known Member

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    I didn't know Vass had an official Instagram account. Thanks
     
  14. mimo

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    There are two: "gold" is the orangey one in the pic above, and "dark gold" is a bit more subtle. They are both made by Ilcea. They also have mid and dark browns, burgundy, blue, green and grey, if I recall correctly. They did get a couple of batches from another tannery quite a while ago, but all their "Museum" is from Ilcea again.

    But if we're talking about quality, the Ilcea Radica leathers (forever "Museum", thanks to JL), are not actually of the same quality as a full grain calf. Not that the leather isn't good, but that this kind of antiquing process has its similarities with any other kind of polishing. If you see pieces of the leather next to each other, a normal calf is thicker and more supple.

    Anyway, each to his own. I'd personally recommend oxblood or brown, but brown museum would certainly look pretty too.
     
  15. mimo

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    If the last is wrong, it's wrong. The P2 is plenty wide - I take a standard 43 and it's generous, as is the Budapest. I need a G fitting in the F or U last, though.

    One thing about the P2 is that it has a bit of a curve to it - great for my bendy feet. It's very asymmetric. If 41.5 felt too long, but 41G pinches your toes, then the shape is wrong: the two are exactly the same width, at least in theory. Did your big toe have plenty of lateral room? Anyway, I'd suggest you try another last - the Budapest might work in 41G, otherwise you might even try one of the Italian lasts: they are narrower, but straighter, so a 41G or H might work. Try F - the U and K have rather high insteps.
     
  16. mm1025

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    Just sharing my new pair of vass. It is museum calf, u last. I am not sure what colour it is. And what colour of wax and cream should I buy from saphir.
    Help!
     
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  17. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Well-Known Member

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    Received my shoes from @terrorsquad. Thank you for a smooth transaction. From the looks of them, I'll be reaching for them fairly often. The mottling is more muted indoors than the pictures suggests, which I prefer.
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  18. tifosi

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    They look great. Can we (I) have some details?
     
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    Mimo,

    Thanks again for very informative post! Actually I like calf (dark red cognac) more than museum calf... It's just ugly fiture to get maximum for the money paid [​IMG] Museum calf is priced as MTO level...

    I love the mixture (colour/model) below. Have I identified colour correct (dark red cognac)?

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  20. grunberg

    grunberg Well-Known Member

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    Buy the way... What colour is that below.... Very lovely with that polishing.... Museum?

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