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Which Vass for casual wear?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by AJL, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. AJL

    AJL Well-Known Member

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    Ok, gonna try a different tack this time w/ poal, as initial attempt to solicit opinion died a swift and silent death. Basically I'm looking to have a pair of Vass made up for casual pairing w/ denim, non-office pants, etc, and need to decide fairly soon as Vassmeister LC is getting set to put an order in.

    A few illustrations to suggest what I have in mind (photos courtesy of William, aportnoy, edmorel):

    1) Chukka, P2 last, cognac scotchgrain, double sole, goyser stitching fore of heel.

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    2) Cognac calf single strap monk, F last rather than U, with added medallion:

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    3) Same as above, but in cognac scotchgrain...
    Here is a notion of what this might look like (cognac scotchgrain on F last w/ medallion), albeit in a different format (center, Theresianer high boot):

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    4) Medium brown suede monkstrap, F last.

    5) Same as above w/ medallion.

    6) Dark brown suede monkstrap, F last.

    7) Same as above, w/ medallion.

    8 Medium brown suede chukka, F last.

    9) Dark brown suede chukka, F last (rather than U as pictured, which does not fit me well):

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    10) Alternate suggestion (obviously, I'd prefer chukka or monk).


    Unless otherwise specified , I am assuming the somewhat voguish HAF sole arrangement (the one pair of Vass I have has it, and it suits me fine, though admittedly it can look somewhat "clublike" in some photos).
     
  2. gdl203

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    edmorel Well-Known Member

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    For non-office pants I would go with William's chukka, number 1.
     
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    Isn't the suede chukka the default SF answer to this question regardless of maker?
     
  5. AJL

    AJL Well-Known Member

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    Isn't the suede chukka the default SF answer to this question regardless of maker?

    Are you merely submitting to the awesome power of SF Groupthink â„¢, or is this truly your best and final answer?

    More idea pics added; anyone else care to weigh in?
     
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    Soph Well-Known Member

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    Ride the chukka in suede or brown leather.
     
  7. DavidinGray

    DavidinGray Well-Known Member

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    I tend to not wear my $1,000 shoes as casual, but if I could, I would go with suede.
     
  8. ramuman

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    Are you merely submitting to the awesome power of SF Groupthink â„¢, or is this truly your best and final answer?

    More idea pics added; anyone else care to weigh in?


    Actually, this is my best and final answer. A good example of a dark brown suede chukka is next on my shoe-queue list.
     
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