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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    these are a rocking pair of shoes. if I was to choose only one Vass this would prob be it. Iknow Will (from ASW) thinks so. i like u going for the single - really adds to the sleekness.:nodding::slayer:
     


  2. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    what a great pair of shoes mr pink congrat's
     


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    Also, we don't have (beautiful) cobblestone streets like you do in Austria!

    Last winter, I could definitely see how useful double-soles could be there! :D
     
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    guys, just returned from budapest with some Budapester oxfords on the U last in dark cognac. Really nice shoes,but wow were they expensive.
    Will post some pics soon.

    Question though, the soles of most of the shoes here have JR embossed along with Vass Budapest in their pictures.
    Mine have Vass Budapest but no JR Soles embossed on the shoe. any idea why?
     
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  5. fritzl

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    next time drop me a line :cheers:
     


  6. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    it's the right shoe with the creasing. I knew it was a half size too big, and you mentioned your right foot is a half size smaller.
     


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    Mine came today. They look great to my eye and they seem to fit pretty well. I will wear them some more on the carpet tonight.

    No pictures yet.
     


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    What tool is he using to get that nice rounded edge on the back of the topy? My guy just does a straight champfered edge
     


  9. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    dark cognac rules , and hey 410 euro is a good price! cheaper than any other way of getting Vass AFAIK and don't forget u getting a hand-made product apart from the stitching on the closing. that's very rare in shoemaking, generally only bespoke makers do this
     


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    LaGourgandine Senior member

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    Talking about price... don't you all order them directly from Vass? If so, how come you are surprised by the price?
    I live 10 minutes from them and I wouldn't mind proxying a few pairs if needed.

    Cheers

    Léo
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    i sometimes struggle with the english terms. what does it mean?

    thanks
     


  12. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    :slayer:oh my hero
     


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    I ordered my MTO pair directly from Eva Vass via email, Old English II in cognac with single JR leather soles and rubber toe guards. With trees (20€) and shipping (20€) the total was 460 euros. As for sheer price-quality ratio Vass is king. EG, G&G and JL are much more expensive with less handwork involved.
     


  14. apropos

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    Um, an exacto knife and years of practice. He eyeballed the sole and cut the topy in one go before attaching it on apparently.


    I'll hold you to that! :laugh:

    Passed through Salzkammergut while on the way to Wien from Munchen (and then to Budapest!) - you are very fortunate to live in such a beautiful part of the world, and to have Hungarian women within easy access too! :devil:
     
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  15. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    'closing' = when the various pieces of the upper are stitched together. this is done by machine
     


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