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

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

  1. P. Bateman

    P. Bateman Senior member

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    why a single sole for stompers?

    I hadn't given this much thought. I think the single sole more elegant, but for chinos/jeans maybe the double is more appropriate? I understand the double is tougher, but that does translate into more comfortable? By stompers I mean my main get around town shoe.


    Thank you Pliny, those posts were very helpful. This photo on page 80

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    with the bordeaux 2nd from the right makes me want it [​IMG]
     
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    I think the "Berkeley" in that picture (the EG-lookalike punch-cap oxford) in black would be my ideal CBD shoe. If money were no object, of course. [​IMG]
     
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    alright P.

    listen to pliny and you're done. he is one of the most experienced VASS "users" around.

    you cannot go wrong with your ideas. that's for sure.
     
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    IMO double sole is less comfortable before breakin and more comfortable after.
     
  5. Pliny

    Pliny 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.


    thanks! this is just what I wanted to know



    IMO double sole is less comfortable before breakin and more comfortable after.

    +1 double keeps shape better too
     
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    The order has been placed [​IMG] : 86 shoe Size: 43.5 U last Cordovan in bordeaux color Double sole In-sole metal toe tap Shoe trees Looking forward to contributing some porn in ~4 weeks.
     
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    This thread needs more photos. We all know recent Kolecho shipments have arrived.
     
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    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    This thread needs more photos. We all know recent Kolecho shipments have arrived.

    Give me just a few more days....
     
  9. mikevienna

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    Have any of the SF'ers based in Austria bought Vass shoes from this place in Vienna?
    http://www.abbaschuhe.at/abba.htm
    How is it for price compared to Vass' own store in Budapest? I imagine that the selection of models available in Vienna is somewhat limited.
     
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    Have any of the SF'ers based in Austria bought Vass shoes from this place in Vienna?
    http://www.abbaschuhe.at/abba.htm
    How is it for price compared to Vass' own store in Budapest? I imagine that the selection of models available in Vienna is somewhat limited.


    i'm not sure, if they still carry vass on a regular basis. haven't seen any there recently.

    they had a big sale more than a year ago. i assume, they sold overstock models. regular prices were compareable to budapest. sales price was very good. iirc € 280,-
     
  11. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    This thread needs more photos.

    approved

    We all know recent Kolecho shipments have arrived.

    not approved. this is not general knowledge.
     
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    Have any of the SF'ers based in Austria bought Vass shoes from this place in Vienna?
    http://www.abbaschuhe.at/abba.htm
    How is it for price compared to Vass' own store in Budapest? I imagine that the selection of models available in Vienna is somewhat limited.

    I bought there Vass in December'09. There was some kind of sale and I got a pair for less then 300EUR. What was also appealing to me that personnel over there spoke Russian, as they were Soviet immigrants.
     
  13. Slewfoot

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    Give me just a few more days....

    Look forward to seeing what you got!

    not approved. this is not general knowledge.

    I believe it is. He always sends things out very soon after they arrive to him. I was surprised at how fast mine got to me this round while others (like Spoo's) seem to be taking a bit longer. Customs is always unpredictable it seems!
     
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    I believe it is.

    no offense. it's not. why should somebody else as the buyer care of shoe orders from a random seller. sf approved or not.

    imo, that would be a bit much, no?

    He always sends things out very soon after they arrive to him.

    that's very kind or should i say professional? fwiw, i do the same. that's self evident in modern business.
     
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    no offense. it's not. why should somebody else as the buyer care of shoe orders from a random seller. sf approved or not. imo, that would be a bit much, no?
    Ok, I'm confused. I'm just saying that Kolecho is a great guy who sends out orders as they come in and since the orders are consolidated generally speaking most guys will get their shoes somewhere around the same time give or take a week or so depending on customs and logistics from one country to the next. Therefore, let's see more pics from guys who have received them recently! :^)
     

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