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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. troika

    troika Distinguished Member

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    I really love Vass shapes in grain, especially in darker browns. Beautiful textures
     

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    Me too. I’m starting to wonder if O need a P2 budapester boot in dark brown or oxblood grain...
     

  3. gettoasty

    gettoasty Stylish Dinosaur

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  4. WhyUEarly

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    I have a pair of that NMWA split toe derby from another SFer. It's a real handsome and versatile shoe, but I'm thinking of selling it because I realize now that NSTs are really not my thing. I would definitely opt for scotch grain from Vass.
     

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    Those look to be F last, and I do love the pebble grain. With that said, I have the same shoe with the split toe stitching added and I don't feel like there is excessive creasing. With that said, I've noticed Vass has been doing their "italian" polish on all their smooth leather shoes lately, which is not my preference. It can make the creases more apparent, but some wear and brushing usually takes care of that.
     

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    I wish I had gotten all of my F last derbies on other lasts. It's a pretty, sleek last and the shoes I have that are derbies I think look a little confused. Elegant shape in a more rustic design looks a little off to me.
     
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  7. gettoasty

    gettoasty Stylish Dinosaur

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    Yeah I get that but I personally cannot tell the difference between the sleekness compared to other models. Then again I wear a 40.5, maybe it is shorter length that makes it less pointed so to say. To me the F last has a nice balance between rounded and almond toe shape.
     

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    Double monk captoe in gold museum calf with a dash of navy suede. These are on the F last.

     

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    Waiting for my second pair. The suede is so great I've ordered a Budapester oxfords on F last (with some extra space in the toes) in the same leather.

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    I've worn this pair rather often once I've picked it up. After moreless 12 full day wears I've noticed that something is happening to the stitchinig between uppers and soles on the inner side of the shoes (it was especially visible on the left one). I've spoken with Vass and they asked me to send them the shoes for review and possible repair. In the end they resoled the shoes and send them back to me. One thing worth mentioning is that in such cases (when sole is replaced) the shoes get slightly smaller afterwards. Fortunately, although I've noticed it, after some time the shoes seem to adjust again to my feet and feel comfortable.
     

  10. Alan Bee

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    @blekit

    I have exactly the same issue as you’ve described above. A pair of Budapesters on F Last worn perhaps 8-10 times and on both insides (under the arch) of the shoes, the sole is visibly separating from the upper.

    This is my first pair of Vass and I was wondering if it had anything to do with the hand welting. Been wearing Edward Greens for 15 years and never seen anything like this even on my oldest pairs which are now 10 years old.

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    @Alan Bee it looks similar to what happened with my pair. I've sent the pictures to Vass (I bought directly from them through MTO) and they asked me to send them the shoes and then told me that they'll resole them under the terms of guarantee. Apart from the need to break the shoes to my feet again I am very happy with their customer support (albeit the communication might have been faster at times).
     

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    Huh. I have something like that on my shell cordovan boots.
     

  13. Alan Bee

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    Quality Control.

    Sent them an email, let’s see if I receive the @blekit treatment
     

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    Thought I'd post this here if it's ok.

    Beautiful BNIB Vass Longwing Scotchgrain/calf boots. New Peter last. Double leather JR soles. Size 43.5 with boot trees. Tried on once. Just listed on B&S. Vass pic is accurate color....Please PM me to discuss a deal. Thank you!
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  15. WhyUEarly

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    Beautiful. Too bad not my size. Good luck with selling
     
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