Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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  1. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I'll buck the trend and say that those are potentially the worst Vass I've seen yet. The combination of the leather used and the style makes it look, for lack of a better word, cheap.
     


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    I'll buck the trend and say that those are potentially the worst Vass I've seen yet.

    The combination of the leather used and the style makes it look, for lack of a better word, cheap.


    +1,I dislike them a lot. Probably one of the few pairs of Vass I don't like.
     


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    ^^+1 - I really dig navy shoes. What are the details on the JLs?

    I don't have many details. I got them at from a Neiman Marcus sale last summer for around $450.
    The model name printed on the box is Darby.
     


  4. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    I like the Lobbs in particular and the Vass as well. I don't think there's anything wrong with the quality of the leather and the colour is just that...colour. It has more to do with personal preferences...and other wholly subjective perceptions....than whether it's intrinsically cheap--it's not, in my mind.

    I look more at construction values...which are, I suspect, more indicative of quality than colour. For instance, I think that toe perfs that go all the way down to the welt line look very bad. That kind of thing always looks to me as if the patterns were actually made for a larger shoe but the factory decided that putting a size 11 vamp on a size 9 last was "close enough for government work." The Lobbs look dern near perfect in that regard and the Vass are near-as-nevermind.
     


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    I'll buck the trend and say that those are potentially the worst Vass I've seen yet.

    The combination of the leather used and the style makes it look, for lack of a better word, cheap.


    That was my thought when I commented earlier.
     


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    I like the Lobbs in particular and the Vass as well. I don't think there's anything wrong with the quality of the leather and the colour is just that...colour. It has more to do with personal preferences...and other wholly subjective perceptions....than whether it's intrinsically cheap--it's not, in my mind.

    I look more at construction values...which are, I suspect, more indicative of quality than colour. For instance, I think that toe perfs that go all the way down to the welt line look very bad. That kind of thing always looks to me as if the patterns were actually made for a larger shoe but the factory decided that putting a size 11 vamp on a size 9 last was "close enough for government work." The Lobbs look dern near perfect in that regard and the Vass are near-as-nevermind.


    DF- Trini was referring to the split-toes Phats posted a while back, not the blue monks.
     


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    I own this exact Vass blue monk and would never want to have a silver buckle on it. I wear it these shoes with greys, beige and brown colors and with jeans so to me the brass buckle is perfect. I don't know what people here think they would pair them with and why they think silver would be better.
     


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    DF- Trini was referring to the split-toes Phats posted a while back, not the blue monks.
    Oh! Sorry, Trini...all. I was expressing my PPOV but I did think it was about the navy shoes.
     


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    That was my thought when I commented earlier.

    i cannot really understand this hate. it's a unconspicious colour and a versatile style. horses for courses, i guess...
     


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    I don't know what people here think they would pair them with and why they think silver would be better.

    this
     


  14. Wes Bourne

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    I own this exact Vass blue monk and would never want to have a silver buckle on it. I wear it these shoes with greys, beige and brown colors and with jeans so to me the brass buckle is perfect. I don't know what people here think they would pair them with and why they think silver would be better.

    Maybe it's just to match the rest of their hardware (silver belt buckles, jewelry, etc.)?
     


  15. ManofKent

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    I'll buck the trend and say that those are potentially the worst Vass I've seen yet.

    The combination of the leather used and the style makes it look, for lack of a better word, cheap.


    I'd say rustic rather than cheap. I like them from some angles but not others.
     


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