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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. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    That's what I was thinking. Cordovan can come later.

    F last better choice IMO it's more forgiving - consider Italian polish? Adds a little patina as the shoe gets older. rubber toe taps are good if you decide to Topy later. Dark cognac (it's dark red, and my personal fav along with 6319 - and it goes with anything) and oxblood would be great in this style too. Calf over cordovan as the creasing can detract from a formal shoe. The Vass brown calf can be a little flat IMO but you can warm it up with a little red in the polish.
     


  2. geoffmartin17

    geoffmartin17 Senior member

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  3. HORNS

    HORNS Senior member

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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.

    What does this mean, and why?
     


  4. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    What does this mean, and why?

    I've heard this before and I believe it. The rationale is that shell is harder to stretch over the last.
     


  5. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    yea its much tougher, but definitely my choice for a pair of rugged boots, but for dress i would definitely go calf
     


  6. apropos

    apropos Senior member

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    Iunno, something about that reminds me of dudes who put lllM badges on 318s.
    TBH, I think that he was just using EG names as shorthand for certain design features, as opposed to trying to pass them off as EGs.
     


  7. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Someone mentioned I should try and take a shot of my current Vass collection. I had a bit of free time today (aka procrastination) and figured why not. There are some interesting comparison shots in here as well regarding lasts and colors which I didn't realize until after I took them. Hopefully some people will find that educational. I also have a F last black cordovan single monk strap on the way and thinking about an Alt-Wien in Antique Cognac cordovan on the F last and a Theresianer high boot in Cognac scotch grain with a plain toe on the F last. And then that's it! And this time, I mean it. :^) From top to bottom/left to right: Osloer high boot - P2 last - Dark Brown calf (the bubbling on the left vamp is because I'm stretching part of the instep) Chukka boot - U last - Antique Cognac calf Chukka boot - U last - medium brown suede Chukka boot (London model) - P2 last - Dark Brown shell cordovan with natural sole edge and goyser welt 5 eyelet London derby - U last - Cigar shell cordovan with natural sole edge Double Monk - U last - Saddle shell cordovan Melton - F last - Whiskey shell cordovan 5 eyelet London derby - F last - dark brown suede U Cap Oxford - U last - Bordeaux shell cordovan [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  8. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Umm...DAMN.

    Nice stuff David.
     


  9. nmprisons

    nmprisons Senior member

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    The suede chukka boots and the double monks are pretty spectacular.
     


  10. geoffmartin17

    geoffmartin17 Senior member

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    Slew...>WOW.

    Thanks for that post - excellent!
     


  11. meister

    meister Senior member

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    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.

    It would have to be hard to disagree with this conclusion after seeing literally hundreds of Vass pics on SF and owning no Vass but 2 pairs of EGs.
     


  12. fritzl

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    Someone mentioned I should try and take a shot of my current Vass collection.

    it seems as you could have skipped the foray into u-last.

    your f models are impecabble and neat. well done.
     


  13. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Very sweet David - many thanks!
     


  14. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Love that split toed high boot and the 5 eye F last blucher.
     


  15. Slewfoot

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    Thanks guys! They're certainly fun shoes. Tough to pick favorites. Just depends on my mood. Good to have options! :^)

    I agree that things started out a bit U last heavy. May part with the Antique Cognac chukka at some point depending on future orders.

    The F last is truly sublime and one of the more well balanced lasts out there.
     


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