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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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    Pliny,

    I got natural sole/natural stitching + antique cognac shell.

    Regarding Theresianer boots, there is a great example of scotch grain in them for aportnoy somewhere around, just google "Theresianer boot" or something.

    I'm tempted also to get another one in scotch grain with no goyser stitching....
     
  2. Pliny

    Pliny Well-Known Member

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    Pliny,

    I got natural sole/natural stitching + antique cognac shell.

    Regarding Theresianer boots, there is a great example of scotch grain in them for aportnoy somewhere around, just google "Theresianer boot" or something.

    I'm tempted also to get another one in scotch grain with no goyser stitching....


    Another P2 Norweger? I can understand it - I'm really taken with this style - such a solid, well-proportioned shoe. Not fussy, just classic :) Scotchgrain would be awsm, my preference would be for brown scotch grain, or cognac.
     
  3. Akeem

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    Can anyone pm me their contact for Vass and current pricing? I don't know if what I have is current.
     
  4. fritzl

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    I'm about due to get a pair almost like these, but in Antik Cognac on the 3636-- which I don't recall seeing done anywhere before. Let's hope!

    go for it.
     
  5. fritzl

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    the Budapester shows off the Vass Norweger style best, but to me that really would look blobby. Very keen to see it on the 3636, I've been tempted but afraid the fit won't work.

    the shark mouth is rather sharp, imo.

    what makes you think that?
     
  6. Slewfoot

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    My first pair of Vass on the Budapest last will be coming in a few months. Can't wait!

    I keep going back and forth between which last is best for their traditional NST. Depends on my mood! Look forward to getting one someday.
     
  7. Slewfoot

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    Some photos of the Vass NST on the Budapest last...me likey... [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. geoffmartin17

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    Really really like those first ones.
     
  9. Slewfoot

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    Really really like those first ones.
    Me too! But since I have the EG Dover on order in Chestnut I don't really "need" them. The same Vass NST in another color? Well, that's a necessity. :^)
     
  10. Baron

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    What's that mid brown pebble grain color on that second shoe? Very nice.
     
  11. Concordia

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    If my coming Budapesters fit as well as I remember, I may have to re-try the Norwegers on that last. Very nice looking-- much nicer than the pic on their website.
     
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    Those pebble split toes are cool. What's the sizing like on the P2 last compared to F? do people take the same size in both? Sorry, I'm too lazy to search right now.
     
  13. Pliny

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    the shark mouth is rather sharp, imo.

    what makes you think that?


    oh just that a shoe lover should stick to his last - It's not like I can step around the corner and try the 3636, we don't all live within a few kms of shoe-making legends, more's the pity [​IMG]

    Can anyone pm me their contact for Vass and current pricing? I don't know if what I have is current.

    I've had no luck contacting Vass direct. You can try Budapester Schuhe at about 500 Euro, or Kolecho, a forum member, who is sending off a bulk order at the end of this month. PM if you want details.

    Those pebble split toes are cool. What's the sizing like on the P2 last compared to F? do people take the same size in both? Sorry, I'm too lazy to search right now.

    !! see my post previous page :) I'm same size in both. I agree re: the pebble grain. could well be one of the nicest casual high end shoes, although pebble takes a shine
     
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    Me too! But since I have the EG Dover on order in Chestnut I don't really "need" them. The same Vass NST in another color? Well, that's a necessity. :^)

    Dover in Chestnut will be something. I think this NST (sorry bout crappy repro) from Demeter Halmos are worth considering :

    [​IMG]
     
  15. fritzl

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    Me too! But since I have the EG Dover on order in Chestnut I don't really "need" them.

    drop the dover order [​IMG]
     
  16. fritzl

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    oh just that a shoe lover should stick to his last - It's not like I can step around the corner and try the 3636, we don't all live within a few kms of shoe-making legends, more's the pity [​IMG]

    probably just a few km. all in all it's a fourteen hour road-trip including the last- and treemaker. a bit of work mixed with pleasure.

    my personal experience with vass is pretty limited, their availability in vienna is unsettled. the one pair, i tried on was wonderful and i have an imagination of the fit, cause i handled a lot of shoes out of the classic last families. the 3636 should be the "same" like the budapest last, without the distinct(high) toe box.

    all my shoes are fitted after the break in phase. so what's the deal? i presume that the consensus of the people here is, that a shoe has to fit right out of the box. agreed, this is in an ideal (shoe)world. if you take your time and learn about the few indicators to interpret measurements, a lot of sizing discussions would become dispensable.
     
  17. geoffmartin17

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    [​IMG][/IMG] Vass suede austerity brogue. SHameless plug, because i'm selling them...
     
  18. fritzl

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    ...

    although, i am a derby man myself. i like them a lot.
     
  19. geoffmartin17

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    Funny, as i want to sell them only to re-order more vass but in derby form...
     
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    If those suede f-lasts fit, you are crazy to sell them.
     

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