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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. Pink

    Mr. Pink Senior member

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    What color are these?
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  2. facet

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    They are coloured "fabulous".
     
  3. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Some suede loafers in mid brown, F last. [​IMG] And the saddle shell shoes side by side. The wingtip is visually slimmer but fits the same as the brogued cap toe. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i think Sadle is the all time greatest shell color - other rave on whiskey etc but i think this is the best tone
     
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    Tough to pick. I have one pair of each and I'd slightly lean towards whiskey based on those as it looks a bit more distinctive while my saddles seem more classic chestnut. I imagine that could easily be reversed based on another set of hides. The lesson is to buy both!
     
  6. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    yes i agree to some extent, cigar when it is lighter in tone is great, damn at times they all are great sigh!
     
  7. epiph4ny

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    Hi everyone
    I'm looking to order my first pair of Budapest oxfords in the U last but need some advice on sizing. I wear a UK9 on the C&J 348 and UK9.5 for G&G. I'm assuming I will be a 43.5 for the U last?
     
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    On my experience (UK8.5 on C&J 348), US 9.5D in everything, 43 in Vass U last - you are correct.
     
  9. Pliny

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    Unless u have reasonably narrow feet, yes, size up. Not everyone needs to.
     
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    c'mon, nobody really needs dainite as vibram is so much better, imo.
     
  11. Slewfoot

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    Regardless of which is better, Dainite and Vibram are two very different looks when it comes to the soles.
     
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    you know that vibram offers about one hundred + different styles?
     
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    True, but from what I understand Vass prefers to only deal with the one as seen in the photo below.

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    Whoa. Just came across these online Antique Cognac Chukkas on the P2 last. Very nice!

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    maybe. this is a very good one.
     
  16. Pliny

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    they are fab. I don't have any boots, they might be just what i want. BTWDavid it looks like Dark Cognac (my fav Vass color) on my screen.
    Question too: does Vass bevel the waist of its boots on the F and U? I'm guessing they don't on the P2.
     
  17. Slewfoot

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    It seems like AC calf on my monitor, but always tough to tell with photos and computers. It was initially described as AC on the original photo. I believe Vass can do beveled waists on the U, F and P2, but not any other lasts. Not 100%, but I think that's the case.
     
  18. Achillus

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    The are pretty nice :).
     
  19. fritzl

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    actually every decent cobbler can bevel a waist. years ago somebody posted his diy project. it's pretty easy.

    imo, one has just to ask himself, if he really likes it and if it is needed on all kind of shoes/boots.
     
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    Exactly. That's why I don't think Vass does it on all lasts - they just don't think it looks good on some which I agree with.
     

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