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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. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    What is the point of getting Vass 'Asquiths'?

    (serious question)
     


  2. geoffmartin17

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    What is the point of getting Vass 'Asquiths'?

    (serious question)


    1.) F last fits well and looks nice
    2.) 375 other reasons

    Also comes with lasted shoe trees, which I don't think stock EG models do ( might be wrong)
     


  3. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    1.) F last fits well and looks nice
    2.) 375 other reasons

    Also comes with lasted shoe trees, which I don't think stock EG models do ( might be wrong)


    Yes. From what I understand, Vass involve much more handwork/hand making than EG.
     


  4. Pliny

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    What is the point of getting Vass 'Asquiths'? (serious question)
    ... reason 380. u can get 2 Vass for the price of 1 EG, 381. Vass leather is more robust 382. more of an 'authentic' product, 383. you're helping a former third world socialist economy move out of the dark ages .. no, wait :)
     


  5. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    WTF?
     


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    1.) F last fits well and looks nice 2.) 375 other reasons Also comes with lasted shoe trees, which I don't think stock EG models do ( might be wrong)
    Yes. From what I understand, Vass involve much more handwork/hand making than EG.
    ... reason 380. u can get 2 Vass for the price of 1 EG, 381. Vass leather is more robust 382. more of an 'authentic' product, 383. you're helping a former third world socialist economy move out of the dark ages .. no, wait :)
    Iunno, something about that reminds me of dudes who put lllM badges on 318s.
     


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    What is the point of getting Vass 'Asquiths'?

    (serious question)


    They really are two different animals. Both offer fantastic quality, but these days I've been preferring Vass to EG. There's just something exciting about Vass compared to most other makers. When you hold one in your hands you'll feel the difference. Vass has more structure and the borgueing is slightly different - just enough to grab your attention. Well worth it to try a pair sometime.
     


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    Iunno, something about that reminds me of dudes who put lllM badges on 318s.

    I hear what you're saying, but the only thing in common may be the nomenclature -- at least as provided by kolecho. I assure you once you've handled a Vass shoe you'll see that it's not trying to imitate any other shoe. And though I've never worn EGs, I've handled them a few times (yes, I was drooling) and can tell you that at least by initial feel, the Vass feel more substantial, even in the U lasts that I have.
     


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    Does anyone have a shoe made out of Vass' dark brown cordovan?

    I want to see how it compares to cigar.

    Cheers.
     


  10. Son Of Saphir

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    Does anyone have a shoe made out of Vass' dark brown cordovan?

    I want to see how it compares to cigar.

    Cheers.


    lt very good color.
    Very rich.
    Me sure some one will photo both pair for comparison.
     


  11. Slewfoot

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    TRINI - here you go. Cigar is the derby and dark brown the boot. I'd say the dark brown is a slight shade lighter, but they're very, very similar. It really depends on which specific piece of shell you get to determine the final color which you can't predict. It's always elusive to photograph the exact color of shell, but I hope this helps. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    TRINI - here you go. Cigar is the derby and dark brown the boot. I'd say the dark brown is a slight shade lighter, but they're very, very similar. It really depends on which specific piece of shell you get to determine the final color which you can't predict. It's always elusive to photograph the exact color of shell, but I hope this helps.

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    Trini - go cigar. Shell lightens with time. With some slight polish, it can be darkened easily if you wish.
     


  13. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Very nice, D. What last are the chukkas on? Is the storm welt a special request or standard?
     


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    ^ Thanks! It's the P2 and I did the 360 degree goyser welt as a special request. Fun, casual boot!
     


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    Ok - first Vass ever.

    I'm thinking the following:

    F-last
    Dark brown calf
    Berkeley style, i.e. punch captoe oxford
    Double to single taper
    JR soles with rubber toes.

    How does that sound?
     


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