Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Harrydog, Mar 11, 2012.
EGs are great, but from a quality/price perspective, 2 Vass for 1 EG is hard to beat.
2 Vass is better than 1 EG.
+100 Vass is handmade for starters. Not to disparage EG though. Very comfortable shoes especially the 202.
I can understand "the grass is greener" effect. If you want EG, then get a pair of EG and don't compare. Would you take 4 Allen Edmonds for a pair of EG? If you have a style in mind, and Vass offers it, then I think Vass is the most economical and convenient choice (I don't think we have to even question quality and construction). If you want to try a fit or last by EG, then... welcome to the dark side.
+1 and thanks Bengal for that vital information.
The Westminister, Beaulieu and full brogue (name i forgot) look better than competing styles. Vass seem to be better made and are much cheaper, but styles and especially colors are limited. If you have 10 Vass I would say thats probably enough.
In my opinion, G&G are noticeably a cut above both.
Malvern (full)/Inverness (blind)
If you have 10 pairs of Vass and are not satisfied, I don't think there's much point in looking at other RTW brands. Maybe St Crispins...
Instead look into bespoke to get your creative juices flowing. There should be plenty of makers in you're area if you're close to Budapest. I'm sure member fritzl can point some out for you.
I own the same EG..pretty nice shoe
I think you are right VASS is super nice..I would think you can add Gaziano and Girling to your collection
10 pairs of any brand would bore me. variety is the spice of life
If you have a normal shaped foot, I dont understand the reason to go bespoke. if what you want is variety, mto would more than suffice
what's not to understand?
if you want variety, bespoke gives you the most. You are only limited by your imagination.
besides fit, why spend 100% or more for bespoke? what options are you talking about? last, welt, leather, lining, outsole? if I want a G&G style shoe or boot, what can bespoke G&G offer that Nick at bespoke England cant? If what I want is a Vass style blucher or boot, what options am I missing out on when I go MTO instead of bespoke? only benefit i see to bespoke besides getting a "perfect" fit is the option to get additional eyelets.
if you have a normal sized foot, then i would consider bespoke wasteful. would rather have two epic pairs to just one
If you want to talk about price, G&G is one of the more expensive options out there. Most bespoke makers are cheaper than G&G MTO, let alone bespoke.
But i'm not really talking about price.
the dude is sick of Vass mto. There are numerous options with Vass mto, so I don't see how he'd be satisfied with any other MTO option out there. Moreover, I don't think he should accept a clear drop in quality from Vass to most other RTW makers that we talk about here (that's EG, G&G, JLP, Carmina etc etc).
Better off going bespoke if he wants to spend a bit more than Vass and have more variety.
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