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

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

  1. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Regardless of which is better, Dainite and Vibram are two very different looks when it comes to the soles.
     
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    you know that vibram offers about one hundred + different styles?
     
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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    True, but from what I understand Vass prefers to only deal with the one as seen in the photo below.

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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Whoa. Just came across these online Antique Cognac Chukkas on the P2 last. Very nice!

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    maybe. this is a very good one.
     
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    they are fab. I don't have any boots, they might be just what i want. BTWDavid it looks like Dark Cognac (my fav Vass color) on my screen.
    Question too: does Vass bevel the waist of its boots on the F and U? I'm guessing they don't on the P2.
     
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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    It seems like AC calf on my monitor, but always tough to tell with photos and computers. It was initially described as AC on the original photo. I believe Vass can do beveled waists on the U, F and P2, but not any other lasts. Not 100%, but I think that's the case.
     
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    The are pretty nice :).
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    actually every decent cobbler can bevel a waist. years ago somebody posted his diy project. it's pretty easy.

    imo, one has just to ask himself, if he really likes it and if it is needed on all kind of shoes/boots.
     
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    Exactly. That's why I don't think Vass does it on all lasts - they just don't think it looks good on some which I agree with.
     
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    More curiosity than anything for me. Some shoes/boots just look better without beveling, and some with. I have to say I prefer the Dover without the bevel for example :devil:
    I wouldn't actually get that boot in P2 beveled, although I would consider it on a 'dress boot' - say if in U last with a single sole.

    Another question David: your stitched Vass boot I saw pics of recently - is that closing done by hand ?


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    I too had thought that Vass didn't do Dainite, but then I saw these on B&s:

    http://www.styleforum.net/forum/thread/255200/drop-7-25-vass-shell-cordovan-plain-toe-derby-new

    Apparently it is possible. Personally, I like Dainite, and I think it can be a great way to go for a casual or business casual shoe. I would like to have some nice casual brogues and I'm currently thinking about some made to order options, on which I will definitely want Dainite. But I'm not sure Vass is the best choice for this. I'll probably get some Trickers.
     
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    it's useless in the climate, i live in.
     
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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    The thing about dainite is they can't do a channeled sole. Because of this, i'd rather just get leather and topy.

    I've also found that dainite wears down very quickly.
     
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    +1 u can always remove a Topy if u change yr mind. Leather on my Topy'd shoes is still pristine, and I don't slip and slide so much. like Dainite for casual tho
     

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