Spectator shoes from vass

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  1. nova

    nova Active Member

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    Hi everyone, Please find below my new bespoke spectator shoes from Vass. Please comment on the style. - Modified "Old English Model" - Brown is "antique cognac" - Peter last - Double leather sole I ordered the shoes through a intermediary in Zug, Switzerland. Delivery time was about 2 months. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Nick M Senior member

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    I think they're great - although I'm biased, insofar as I have a very similar model on order from a place in the US: [​IMG] To my eye, a cap-toe spectator looks better with a suit than a wingtip spec does (although I suppose it all depends on the precise details). If I had the bucks, I'd go with the Vass 'U' last for a spectator, I think... VVVVVV I'm comparing the two cap-toes posted above with all the other spectators, which are wingtips. Sorry for the confusion. VVVVVV
     
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    It's not that the shoes are wingtip specs, they just have that gimping around the edges of the leather. They're actually cap-toe, like yours.

    Great shoes. I wish I could afford a pair.
     
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    shoefan Senior member

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    Nice looking shoes, though I prefer a tan suede or olive-tan linen instead of white. I have a pair of AE spectators in black/white but don't have the guts to wear them very often. Brown/white looks nicer than black/white.
     
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    Where ans when can one wear such shoes?
     
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    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wherever and whenever one wants. They'd look particularly smashing with any variety of summer and casual suits and sportcoats. I'd even wear them with jeans.

    Fantastic shoes.

    Nova, just out of curiosity, why did you select the Peter last?
     
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    Last type: I have other shoes from Vass on the Peter last and it fits my feet very well. I also like P2 and P3 .. What last type would you recommend for a "british" look? The U last from Vass mentioned above is very narrow on the tip: [​IMG]
     
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    Beautiful spectators. Don't think I could ever pull it off though. [​IMG] My personal favorite of the Vass lasts would be the Budapest, and full-brougue spectators on their web site look awesome. I think you made a good choice with the Peter last for the cap-toes. The U-last would look weird as spectators.
     
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    Keith T TWAT Master.

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    Totally sweet specs. You could wear those to the Belmont, never cash a ticket all day, and still leave the track feeling like a million. I bet you get plenty of compliments, even more than Smarty Jones.

    I used to have a pair of white and brown saddle bucks that I would wear between Memorial Day and Labor Day, but I literally wore them out and haven't found a pair to replace them at a cost that I was willing to spend.
     
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    Yikes. Those are the exact shoes I wish I could wear. However in the accounting environment I'm stared out when I wear my two-tone saddle shoes (brown on lighter brown).

    The only place I could wear those would be at home while watching a Fred Astaire movie. But then again my kids would give me blank stares.

    Love those shoes.
     
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    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've never seen the P3, only the P2. However, I can say that the P2 aspires to be a British-looking round-toe last, and it succeeds very well.
     
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    Where ans when can one wear such shoes?
    Wherever and whenever one wants. They'd look particularly smashing with any variety of summer and casual suits and sportcoats. I'd even wear them with jeans. Fantastic shoes. Nova, just out of curiosity, why did you select the Peter last?
    Do you wear a suit during your summer holidays? I ask because at work I can imagine this king of shoes unless you work in a circus. Seriously. Who deos wear this type of shoes in your job ? In the street? In the subway? I see nobody.
     
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    can NOT imagine....
     
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    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Must...not...feed...the...troll...
     
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    People who are brave enough and who don't care what the dirty men in the subway are thinking.
     

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