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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. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Well-Known Member

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    Brown museum calf galosh oxford arrived today, thanks! I'll post some pics later in the week, but it looks really fantastic.
     
  2. Zapasman

    Zapasman Well-Known Member

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    Please check Carminas new website. They have just increased "slightly" their prices (around 7% in the models I have compared). Shell prices are crazy for us now starting at 690 € (before 590€). Spanish labour cost has not increased at all.

    Do not know about Vass in the near future.

    Stop buying so many shoes, please.[​IMG]
     
  3. JSO1

    JSO1 Well-Known Member

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    They greatly increased their shell prices several weeks ago.

    They raised their calf prices slightly this week when the new website went up.
     
  4. Shawl Lapel

    Shawl Lapel Well-Known Member

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    What's the difference? I'm assuming polish is a simple wax job and high shine is mirror shine?
     
  5. gdl203

    gdl203 Well-Known Member

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    If the shell is sourced from Horween, in USD, then it's no surprise that European makers get hit by the increase in USD/EUR fx rate.
     
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  6. Zapasman

    Zapasman Well-Known Member

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    Definitely, All EU makers will have to do the same with shell from USA
     
  7. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Well-Known Member

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    LOL





    Those plum museum loafers posted a while back have some beautiful color on them. Is that the current plum, or the old distributor?

    Also, Mimo/NAMOR, you said they were coming out with 2 new lasts? And one is between the U and the F? (So I'm assuming a rounded chisel?)
     
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  8. sleepyinsanfran

    sleepyinsanfran Well-Known Member

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    I heard talk of an "S" last. It is supposed to look like the C&J 337 last shape
     
  9. rc121

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    S last is already out, they're referring to two other lasts
     
  10. mimo

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    Yes. And it does look like a classic English last - a rather wider square toe than the U, reminded me of a Tricker's shoe I have, or the Loake 026.
     
  11. striker

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    They are unmistakably English. However for some reason they always seem to photograph more badly than they deserve. They look way better in person and in larger sizes than smaller ones.
     
  12. Holy Man

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    Gents, I'm considering getting one of the following for a first ideal business casual shoe. I expect to wear it with jeans and chinos.

    Cognac scotch grain Norweger from NMWA
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    Cognac Double Monk in U Last MTO from Vass
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    Which do you suggest I get? I am leaning towards the double monk as I travel quite a bit and enjoy the ability to slip my shoes on and off, but would like to solicit your opinion.
     
  13. wurger

    wurger Well-Known Member

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    The double monk is F last, I would pick that too.
     
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  14. Murlsquirl

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    I'm not a fan of DMs with denim. I have those Norwegers and they are my favorite pair of shoes. Awesome for casual wear and can also easily be worn with a SC.
     
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  15. Gavinband

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    First of two new pairs inc tomorrow to London!

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    Second pair is dark brown museum calf OEII and will be here soon.
     
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  16. jssdc

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    I'm in an SF minority but I don't like Norwegers (or split toes generally, or Derby's....or loafers for that matter). That said, if DMs fit properly you shouldn't be able to slip them off - and unbuckling isn't really easier than untying in airport security. I also travel a great deal and not having to remove my shoes at the airport is the best thing about not living in the US.
     
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  17. bespoken4me

    bespoken4me Well-Known Member

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    That Vass Norweger is a classic, especially in the cognac grain. The cognac calf dbl monk is nothing special, IMHO it has no depth to the color, and I have a pair
     
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  18. hazwanazani

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  19. Holy Man

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    No, I haven't, but I think it might be a bit too overwhelming with the captoe and the double straps.
     
  20. Holy Man

    Holy Man Well-Known Member

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    I couldn't find a photo of the Cognac double monks in U Last on their Website, but I think the U Last will work better on a DM.
     
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