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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. geoffmartin17

    geoffmartin17 Well-Known Member

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    can i butt in? the F-last with 360 would rock - even the U with goyser - there's one in red a ways back in this thread - looks distinctive in a good way.
    U last Norweger is a beast - one in pebble on sartoriale right now


    Hell yeah you can butt in!

    Yeh i saw those ones on ebay in pebble, very nice but IMO would look better with goyser welt.

    My tentative (very..) list:
    U-last norwegian with 360 goyser....
    F-last Double monk in pebble grain with goyser (perhaps rubber sole..)
    Some sort of blucher in cordo probably...

    If funds allow, possibly a fourth...
     
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  2. Pliny

    Pliny Well-Known Member

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    The trick with the U norweger and the F monk will be getting the right colour combo with the goyser - depends how much you want the shoe to shout out.
    the 3 and 5 eye London bluchers go with just about anything IMO
     
  3. Slewfoot

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    The trick with the U norweger and the F monk will be getting the right colour combo with the goyser - depends how much you want the shoe to shout out.
    the 3 and 5 eye London bluchers go with just about anything IMO


    Agreed, but also keep in mind that the Goyser welt really does make for a very casual shoe. It's best with jeans and trousers such as cords and moleskins. Definitely not for suits and I'm one who already stretches what footwear is suit appropriate such as monks and suedes.
     
  4. Pliny

    Pliny Well-Known Member

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    for sure I was thinking minus the goyser the 3 and 5 are versatile. with it definitely a casual shoe. I'd like in cognac I think less colour contrast - or does the goyser come in non-white colours?
     
  5. ljrcustom

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    why should i make fun about that? best bet, pm oshinex and ask him. it was in a picture essay.

    Thanks for the info, I will be sending him a PM today.

    -LR
     
  6. TheTukker

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    Does this actually exist, or are you just kidding? I very interested in Vass, but am clueless when it comes to figuring out what size and last would work best for me. Thanks.

    -LR


    Is this it?

    [​IMG]
     
  7. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    ^ What is that chart going by? Italian 43 = 10, 42 = 9, etc.
     
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    Gentlemen, I am in love with Vass – although I really shouldn't be. I have two pairs of Budapesters that I totally lucked into here on B&S, but of course now I want more. It's that high toe-box. Still, I really don't know as much about Vass as I should. Hence my question: would it be possible to find a monkstrap, single or double, on the Budapester last... and would it look good?
     
  10. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Well-Known Member

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    Hence my question: would it be possible to find a monkstrap, single or double, on the Budapester last... and would it look good?
    Gabor Halmos' new collaboration made it for me: http://demeter-halmos.com/ Fortunately his clicker allowed the aggressive styling...I opted for a single leather sole and no goyser...also have a burgundy Alt Wein monk version on the way too Nice & roomy in the toe box and well fitting considering my high instep [​IMG] [​IMG] Here it is compared to a squared and chiseled (U last killer) from D&H [​IMG]
     
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  12. Concordia

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    The black Budapester on Halmos' new website is even nicer-looking than the Vass model that I just ordered. [​IMG] How is dealing with Gabor, and what are prices, options, etc.?
     
  13. luk-cha

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    The black Budapester on Halmos' new website is even nicer-looking than the Vass model that I just ordered. [​IMG] How is dealing with Gabor, and what are prices, options, etc.?

    link please?
     
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    ...also have a burgundy Alt Wein...

    it's Alt Wien = old fashioned vienna/viennese style

    Alt Wein means nothing, quasi

    alter Wein = old wine
     
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    The black Budapester on Halmos' new website is even nicer-looking than the Vass model that I just ordered. [​IMG]

    pretty equal to my eye. regarding michael's statement i dunno what the clicker has to do with the last shape, though. you never stop learning.

    the "norweger" is quite nice. imo, it beats the Dover by a far mile.

    also good to see that they use the same tree maker as operation paprika. noice.
     
  17. geoffmartin17

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    That norweger is off the hook.
     
  18. Slickman

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    Wow gabor's been real busy, no wonder he would never answer his phone
     
  19. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

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    He did, however, respond to an e-mail.
     
  20. Concordia

    Concordia Well-Known Member

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    That norweger is off the hook.

    Very nice, but the one that really does it for me is the buffalo-grain wing-tip. Not the color, of course...

    The tan wing-tip Oxford is also very well-proportioned.
     

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