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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    they better be green

    PS- carmina does amazing green shell


    Black [​IMG]

    Will experiment with Carmina suedes in the early fall before shelling out for shell [​IMG]
     


  2. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    True, but for my needs these work well.

    Probably not back until September unfortunately.


    cool try and let me know as far advance as you can and lets catch up
     


  3. Odd I/O

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    Does Vass offer a re-crafting service for when you need your soles replaced? And what's the pricing like?
     


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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Does Vass offer a re-crafting service for when you need your soles replaced? And what's the pricing like?

    couple of 100 U$D IIRC i have just had 2 pairs returned to me
     


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    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Vass Old English in Cigar Cordovan F last

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    These are probably the first pair of shell shoes I would prefer over getting the same shoe in calf.
     


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    kolecho Senior member

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    Something we don't see here often, F last penny loafer in dark brown shell. I wear them in the same size as my Vass oxfords and fit is very nice. (I tried downsizing a half size but it did not work). [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    ^^^^^ beautiful ! all class
     


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    Vass - F last - black shell cordovan monks

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    coolio david,

    reminds me of the "scheer" model i sold recently.

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    kolecho Senior member

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    I got some PMs regarding loafer sizing for Vass. Here's some sizing info that I can share with you. The guys who have U last loafers told me they downsized a half size for them to fit well (FYI these guys upsized a half size for their U last oxfords. For example, someone might wear F last 42.5, have U last oxfords in 43, and fit well in U last 42.5 loafers).

    For F last, I use the same size for oxfords and loafers. Hope that helps.
     


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    I need chukkas, what do we think of this combo? I'd be wearing with chinos or jeans, can't dress up more than that at my office. U last single sole style: "86 boot" bordeaux shell cordovan I want to make these my stompers and need something super versatile. I want shell and am not sure if bordeaux is too unique. Maybe black would be better? Does anyone have a listing of the shell colors Vass offers? This is the shoe as currently envisioned (pic from edmorel): [​IMG]
     


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    I got some PMs regarding loafer sizing for Vass. Here's some sizing info that I can share with you. The guys who have U last loafers told me they downsized a half size for them to fit well (FYI these guys upsized a half size for their U last oxfords. For example, someone might wear F last 42.5, have U last oxfords in 43, and fit well in U last 42.5 loafers).

    For F last, I use the same size for oxfords and loafers. Hope that helps.


    Interesting. I have the off-the-shelf Norwegger (Peter last I think) in 44 and found the 44 U last to be a bit more roomy. I'm not sure if to go 43.5 or stick with 44 in U last.
     


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    I need chukkas, what do we think of this combo?

    i cannot stand chukkas most of the time. vass has a variety of ankle boots, which are much nicer in my personal point of view.

    why a single sole for stompers?

    bordeaux is a wonderful colour and in my pow very versatile. actually, i expand my numbers in different shades.

    for jeans and denim i prefer half brogue derbies.
     


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    I need chukkas, what do we think of this combo? I'd be wearing with chinos or jeans, can't dress up more than that at my office.

    U last
    single sole
    style: "86 boot"
    bordeaux shell cordovan

    I want to make these my stompers and need something super versatile. I want shell and am not sure if bordeaux is too unique. Maybe black would be better? Does anyone have a listing of the shell colors Vass offers? This is the shoe as currently envisioned (pic from edmorel):


    PB there's an array of shell colours at #749 (page 50) and at #1201.

    It's not shell but for my $ the dark cognac - kind of a deep burgundy - is most versatile [​IMG]

    +1 on what upprcrust said in the shoe pron central thread - all shells blend into one colour with use - but I'd say the darker it is the more versatile .

    And re: sizing .. it's a boot so it's going to stretch by at least a half size pretty quickly - i've only just started to take this into account - a pair of P2s I got a year ago were so tight I just about gave up on them, but now they fit me like a glove, whereas some that fit perfectly a year ago are now laced up to the limit.

    Funny, I have a similar experience on P2 and U fit - I find the P2 as narrow if not narrower than the U last at the balls of my feet.

    Good luck - it'll be a stunner whatever
     


  14. Odd I/O

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    couple of 100 U$D IIRC i have just had 2 pairs returned to me

    Thanks luk-cha. So, about $300 USD per shoe? Does that include shipping both ways?
     


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    Thanks luk-cha. So, about $300 USD per shoe? Does that include shipping both ways?

    Surely it is not that much. That would approach the cost of a new pair.
     


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