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

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  1. nmprisons

    nmprisons Senior member

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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?


    I have a similar shoe in double to single and, were I to order it again, i would just do a single sole. I enjoy the double to single in a less formal shoe, but in a punch cap I think it detracts from the sleekness of the suit/shoe combination.

    just my two cents, either way, the shoe itself sounds awesome. i would request a seamless heal, but that is personal preference.
     
  2. rebel222

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    I have a punch cap on the u-last w/ double to single sole (wearing them today). They are very dressy. Vass does a great job of beveling the waist, so they don't look clunky.
     
  3. Slickman

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    I would go with either antique cognac u-last budapest oxford, oxblood u-last old english oxford, or dark brown u-last old english II oxford
     
  4. TheTukker

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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?


    Good, but wouldn't you want metal toe caps?
     
  5. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    I have a similar shoe in double to single and, were I to order it again, i would just do a single sole. I enjoy the double to single in a less formal shoe, but in a punch cap I think it detracts from the sleekness of the suit/shoe combination.

    just my two cents, either way, the shoe itself sounds awesome. i would request a seamless heal, but that is personal preference.


    Thanks. Any reason for the seamless heel or is it just for the sleeker cleaner look?

    I have a punch cap on the u-last w/ double to single sole (wearing them today). They are very dressy. Vass does a great job of beveling the waist, so they don't look clunky.

    Thanks.

    I would go with either antique cognac u-last budapest oxford, oxblood u-last old english oxford, or dark brown u-last old english II oxford

    U-last won't work for my foot.

    Good, but wouldn't you want metal toe caps?

    I'm ambivalent about toe caps in general but rubber is included while there's an upcharge for metal.
     
  6. nmprisons

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    Thanks. Any reason for the seamless heel or is it just for the sleeker cleaner look?

    I get it simply because you don't see it much on RTW shoes and I enjoy having something relatively unique on my feet (and can't afford bespoke shoes). I also find it visually more attractive, but that is personal preference.
     
  7. forex

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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?


    Looks good, but have you figured out your size? If you have wide feet, F last may not work for you as it is not dramatically different from U last,IMO.
     
  8. ThinkDerm

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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    go cordovan trini

    +1...kind of like ones below from luk-cha. The natural sole edge is optional. Just keep in mind that shell fits slightly looser than calf.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. geoffmartin17

    geoffmartin17 Senior member

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    Slew, do you know what colour shell that is? Cigar?
     
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    Definitely do NOT go cordovan TRINI. I've seen your WAYWN pics and this would not fill the gaps in your wardrobe. You need CBD shoes. Calf all the way
     
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    +1...kind of like ones below from luk-cha. The natural sole edge is optional. Just keep in mind that shell fits slightly looser than calf.

    [​IMG]


    this. perfect for small but wide footed trini
     
  13. Slewfoot

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    Slew, do you know what colour shell that is? Cigar?

    I believe cigar, but dark brown is so close in color it doesn't make that much of a difference either way.

    Definitely do NOT go cordovan TRINI. I've seen your WAYWN pics and this would not fill the gaps in your wardrobe. You need CBD shoes. Calf all the way

    Good point and something TRINI should definitely consider. Cordovan is just more fun! :^)
     
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    Definitely do NOT go cordovan TRINI. I've seen your WAYWN pics and this would not fill the gaps in your wardrobe. You need CBD shoes. Calf all the way

    That's what I was thinking. Cordovan can come later.
     
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    this. perfect for small but wide footed trini
    The U-last is pretty narrow. It wouldn't be suitable for a wide foot.
     

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