• Welcome to our newest affiliate vendor, Passus Shoes. We are very happy to welcome our newest affiliate vendor, Passus Shoes. Passus shoes was founded by long term members of the forum and veterans of the shoes business. and is dedicated to crafting fine shoes in Budapest in a time honored tradition. Please help me give them a warm welcome in their new affiliate vendor thread.
  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Some shoe porn for a Monday

tattersall

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2003
Messages
1,236
Reaction score
22
The special pricing that Gabor was offering around the time of Sartorial Excellence was simply too good to pass up - I decided to fill a hole in my shoe cupboard with a pair in *gasp* black boxcalf. Here are a few shots of the "old english antic" on the beautiful u-last: very nice detailing on the sole: post would be incomplete without a shot of the trees:
 

johnapril

Distinguished Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2004
Messages
5,664
Reaction score
7
Snappy.
 

kabert

Distinguished Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2004
Messages
2,093
Reaction score
5
Gorgeous. Thanks for posting the pictures.
 

whnay.

Distinguished Member
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Jan 7, 2005
Messages
9,420
Reaction score
294
oooo la la...
 

Ambulance Chaser

Stylish Dinosaur
Spamminator Moderator
Joined
Mar 7, 2002
Messages
11,018
Reaction score
2,803
Nice shoes.  By coincidence, I am wearing my Vass U-last shoes today -- look like your shoes but in antic cognac with a medallion on the cap.  They are the most comfortable and best-fitting shoes I own.
 

tattersall

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2003
Messages
1,236
Reaction score
22
I love the lacing. How did you do it?
I think it's called the "ladder" - I lace all my balmorals like that. From the bottom, one end zig-zags to each hole underneath while the other end goes diagonally underneath to the opposite hole right to the top (crap, that sounds confusing). Isn't there a website somewhere that chronicles the millions of mathematical possibilities for lacing (just as there are for tie knots)?
 

philosophe

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 20, 2004
Messages
4,953
Reaction score
202
Beautiful.
 

tattersall

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2003
Messages
1,236
Reaction score
22
OK - the lacing according to that site is called the 'shoe-shop' and apparently is selected out of sheer laziness. I guess if we can be lazy about something it could be shoe-lacing. Thanks for all the positive comments - I thought I would get a drubbing for a pair of black shoes (perhaps it's still to come Â
). Â My long-suffering wife's comment upon handing over the parcel was "let me guess, another pair of brown shoes..."
 

bachbeet

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 3, 2005
Messages
1,212
Reaction score
0
Does this shoe company have an online site? Or, is there another (other than Vass itself) online source? If so, please post. Thanks.
 

tattersall

Distinguished Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2003
Messages
1,236
Reaction score
22
Just the Vass website. A. Harris, the west-coast rep, is a frequent and sage contributor here or you can contact Gabor Halmos in NYC, from whom I ordered mine. Their contact info is available on the above website.
 

Shoe-nut

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
Messages
166
Reaction score
2
One nice pair of shoes!!!
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How do you feel about spending money on non-essential goods during the Covid-19 crisis?

  • I don't want to spend money at a time of economic uncertainty, even if I could afford it.

  • I feel compelled to spend to help small businesses that are struggling.

  • I reduced my budget for non-essential goods and I'm not spending at the moment.

  • Not much has changed for me and I'm still buying stuff I can't afford.


Results are only viewable after voting.

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
438,297
Messages
9,442,863
Members
197,858
Latest member
virmamale
Top