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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. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Well-Known Member

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    @RogerP just lazy ass MFers. In my area it's UPS and USPS that are awful.

    Looking furward to seeing them.

    By the by, do you happen to own an alt wein boot? I'm having trouble locating pics in the wild...
     
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  2. rnguy001

    rnguy001 Well-Known Member

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    @RogerP - that is the worst. But I'm sure it's going to work out. No excuses though, that's just absolute Shite by DHL.

    could be worse - they could've blundered an incoming watch :nodding:
     
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  3. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Well-Known Member

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    Sorry man, mine arrived today! I only have a couple crappy cell phone pics, but I'll get some decent shots tomorrow.
     
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  4. cypi2

    cypi2 Well-Known Member

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    Found this example, while browsing Ascot Shoes' eBay store:

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    (http://www.ebay.com/itm/VT922-Vass-Alt-WIEN-Boots-Ant-Cognac-Grain-EU-44-5-UK-10-5-New-Peter-Last-/401172138558?hash=item5d67b90a3e)

    They have a couple more pairs currently in stock, I believe.
     
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  5. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    No gots, but see above.
     
  6. peppercorn78

    peppercorn78 Well-Known Member

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    @RogerP
    I hear you and feel your pain.
    Numerous shoe buys have been spoilt by incompetent / unscrupulous couriers for me.
    Especially DHL, which is the worst.
    In my case, they've added on arbitrary amounts in the value of the parcel to make up the minimum for charging tax on it. Claiming it as courier charges. Then went ahead to charge tax. Even though the declared value by the merchant was well under the taxable value. They've done this several several times.
     
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  8. RogerP

    RogerP Well-Known Member

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    All's well that ends well:


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    ^^ So nice...
     
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  10. peppercorn78

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    looking excellent, @RogerP !! Is it me, or are all the recent Valway patterns slightly different from the older, more Galway-esque models? Seems like the "V" is more stilted as well. I like it! Just seems different.
     
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  11. RogerP

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    To tell you the truth, I never thought the Valway looked very Galway-esque, despite the basic similarities in pattern. These probably appear to be more of a departure because we simply don't see this type of lugged sole on a Galway (at least, I haven't seen one). And of course, heavy Norvegese stitching is not part of the Galway experience, either.
     
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    Winter boot ready, early morning natural sun light shot. Learning from RogerP :slayer:
     
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  13. IGotId

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    Congrats @RogerP!
     
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  14. patliean1

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    Does Vass offer any color resembling GG/EG "Oak"?

    I'm in need of a mid-brown shoe and I'm not sure Antique Cognac really fits that look. I already own Gold Museum.

    Thanks
     
  15. Mr. Six

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    ^ No. GG/EG Oak is between Vass Antic Cognac and Dark Brown. You can darken AC if you're inclined to do a little work yourself. I've asked Rezso about this a couple times. I wish they would add something similar to Oak and not museum.
     
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  16. peppercorn78

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    They do have swatches called "brown" and "dark brown" calf on the Vass site. @watchidiot has some physical swatches. Maybe he can clarify...
     
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    ^ I suspect that's probably AC. It varies a bit depending on the lighting. I think that the references on the Vass site to brown and dark brown are really both to dark brown. But it has been a while since I asked Rezso, so maybe I'm wrong. (Hope so!).

    Thanks for reminding me that Sartoriale carries Vass. I went to look at the site and found what will probably be my next MTO. I thought that I had asked Rezso whether they could do this style and was told that they couldn't. Either I wasn't clear or things have changed.

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  20. Fred G. Unn

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    +1, I don't think I ever knew that. I noticed he is sizing up for U last too, and has 43.5 listed as a US10 for example. That's how I size U last, but I know not everyone does.
     

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