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The Ultimate Vass (Footwear) Thread (Pictures, reviews, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Knowledge is King

    Knowledge is King Senior member

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    Have any of the Vass owners out there ever put sunken Vibram tips on the toes rather than a sunken metal toe tap?
     
  2. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Have any of the Vass owners out there ever put sunken Vibram tips on the toes rather than a sunken metal toe tap?

    No, but I have put some Topy to fill the gap left by worn out sunken toe tips on some EGs.
     
  3. fritzl

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    Have any of the Vass owners out there ever put sunken Vibram tips on the toes rather than a sunken metal toe tap?

    not on a vass, due i have none. it's nice. will not do it again. generally, i'm not overly convinced by the sunken tips concept, neither metal, rubber or teflon. i admit, it's easy with a fifty rotation and a cobbler around the corner.
     
  4. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    Have any of the Vass owners out there ever put sunken Vibram tips on the toes rather than a sunken metal toe tap?
    I have specified sunken rubber tips from Vass. Don't know whether it's vibram. I did it because I thought it would be easier to stick a topy on later if needed. So far they've held up well. Metal is better of course.
     
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    I have specified sunken rubber tips from Vass. Don't know whether it's vibram. I did it because I thought it would be easier to stick a topy on later if needed. So far they've held up well.

    straight tips are equal in the handling. imo, boulevard plates require a skilfull craftsman

    Metal lasts better of course.

    different
     
  6. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Update on Vass for those considering fit-- they will make Oxfords on the 3636 last. The result is more or less like the Peter last pics on their website. A bit wider, obviously, but the same DNA.

    I have a high instep that usually requires a bit of adjustment in English RTW shoes-- the Vass model fits me perfectly in that area.
     
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    I have a high instep that usually requires a bit of adjustment in English RTW shoes-- the Vass model fits me perfectly in that area.

    it's not a secret that a high instep and oxfords can be tricky...
     
  8. P. Bateman

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    Returning them since I ordered cordovan, but pretty none the less.

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    zenga Well-Known Member

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    Yes, and I am very happy with it.
     
  10. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    the Vibram doesn't scratch floors, but not sure any other advantage
     
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    My understanding is that Vass will not put a metal toe tap on single soled shoes.
     
  12. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    surprising.
    Noticed not many recent pics - has the love affair with Vass soured?
     
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    Probably just a timing issue - plus people getting used to the new forum layout. There should be a batch arriving sometime soon.

    I'm eagerly awaiting an Austerity brogue plus the Old English II in a brown calf/scotchgrain combination. :slayer:
     
  14. Pliny

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    excellent :satisfied:
     
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    I have a pair coming as well. They can't get here soon enough.
     
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    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    I also have a pair coming....... ;)
     
  17. Pliny

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    are these single soles? the sole is v close-cut, they look great
    I'm not 100% sold on cordo for wholecuts and formal shoes cos of the potential for creasing. I mean, I like the creasing, but there's a time and a place for it, and not
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those look awesome!
     
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    Totally agree Trini , i'd love a pair of Vass but just cant get a handle on what size i'd be and dont particularly fancy dropping £600 ish on something that may not fit. Is it the case with most here that its trial and error with Vass you just gotta get a pair and go from there??
     

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