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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. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    London Chukka in Dark Brown shell cordovan with natural soles with topy and 360 Goyser welt on the P2 last with an HAF sole. Fun!

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    Uh, those are perfect.
     


  2. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    London Chukka in Dark Brown shell cordovan with natural soles with topy and 360 Goyser welt on the P2 last with an HAF sole. Fun!

    fun? send this to alden to teach them [​IMG]
     


  3. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Does Vass use Horween shell?

    What is the cost of those, Slew, if you don't mind?
     


  4. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    Does Vass use Horween shell?

    i would guess so. they certainly use a different "surface" treatment.
     


  5. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Distinguished Member

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    Thanks guys! Glad you like them. The second photo shows the closest true-to-life color. They're definitely bulky in the sole which takes some getting used to, but I look forward to breaking them in.

    Moo - these are Horween and technically the same color as the C&J for RL Darltons. I believe you saw what was initially selling the recent Vass saddle shells for and these were around there.
     


  6. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Distinguished Member

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    Bam.

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    Bad balance.

    Vass Melton in Whiskey shell cordovan on the F last.

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    You must have narrow foot,
    it look to wide.
     


  7. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Distinguished Member

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    Bad balance.

    You must have narrow foot,
    it look to wide.


    Bad balance on the double monks? Can't agree with you there.

    The whiskies are a touch wide, but not by much. They are very comfortable at this early stage.
     


  8. fritzl

    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    Bad balance on the double monks? Can't agree with you there.

    the toe spring is not exactly in place. one can call this picky. i doubt, it will become an major issue for TC.
     


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    the toe spring is not exactly in place. one can call this picky. i doubt, it will become an major issue for TC.

    What is the "toe spring"? I haven't heard that term before.
     


  10. luk-cha

    luk-cha Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    What is the "toe spring"? I haven't heard that term before.

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    it is basically how much the end of the toe lifts of the floor, normally IIRC it can be any where from 1/2 to 2/3 of a cm, thro brand a region will have a play on this, if the whole shoe is flat then it migh/ should cause the shoe to double flex, can also happen when the heel is too high too
     


  11. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    Agree with son of saphir re balance
     


  12. Son Of Saphir

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    Agree with son of saphir re balance

    lt obvious. [​IMG]

    the toe spring is not exactly in place.
    Yes.


    Bad balance on the double monks? Can't agree with you there.

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    1[​IMG] + [​IMG]

    To each their own. I guess I'm just easy to please! I've been trying not to be nitpicky about minor details. Takes the fun out of things.
     


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    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    To each their own. I guess I'm just easy to please!

    pls, don't take offense, but it nails it. i just say tongue pads. these are not AE seconds.

    I've been trying not to be nitpicky about minor details. Takes the fun out of things.

    it's in fact not a minor detail and it shouldn't happen in this league. "you" pay top dollar for that, not? the haf-sole is not their strongest asset, though it's favoured by a lot of people. to each their own.

    on a side note: i don't make fun on the regard of the health of my feet. period.
     


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    London Chukka in Dark Brown shell cordovan with natural soles with topy and 360 Goyser welt on the P2 last with an HAF sole. Fun!

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    nice, and if you don't mind, can you tell me what price they quote for this? I send Vass an email about some pricing on Shell Boots or Shell Chukka, never got a response, and never really got the time to call them during work either...
     


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