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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. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    I don't think Fritzl couriers only unsold bespoke orders...I thought I could order a new shoe with him too?

    And I think I might be ready to do it...especially after finally viewing that trusting picture of him [​IMG]
     
  2. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Well I am so, so on VASS. Ehhhh not so much. M-m-m I still buy them but their quality is slipping and calfskin they use is blah and don't get me started on their colors. Cognac my ass ;muddy bordeaux does not make cognac color.
    Plus the way that F-last on double sole upturns its toebox (a-la clown shoes) is awful.


    could you please post pics of your Vass shoes with this malady.
     
  3. rebel222

    rebel222 Senior member

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    This thread has been making me mad lately. I love when this thread is updated, and I get to drool over a new pair of Vass. It was the highpoint of my styleforum day when this thread had a new post. The split-second of loading time anticipation to see a new pair of Vass (unless the servers are constipated, then I got to wait for a good 3-4 seconds) is exciting.

    This thread has failed other the last couple of days (furo's shells are the exception) with bickering and no pictures.

    No more talking. More pictures.
     
  4. clintonf

    clintonf Senior member

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    This thread has been making me mad lately. I love when this thread is updated, and I get to drool over a new pair of Vass. It was the highpoint of my styleforum day when this thread had a new post. The split-second of loading time anticipation to see a new pair of Vass (unless the servers are constipated, then I got to wait for a good 3-4 seconds) is exciting.

    This thread has failed other the last couple of days (furo's shells are the exception) with bickering and no pictures.

    No more talking. More pictures.


    ++++++++1
     
  5. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Have I seen Furo's shells before, hmmm.....

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Philip1978

    Philip1978 Senior member

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    Just to add to the collection...

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  7. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What last are those shell bluchers on? The 3636?
     
  8. furo

    furo Senior member

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    Have I seen Furo's shells before, hmmm.....

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    Nice!

    Did you notice a waxy buildup around the stitching near the vamp? It was also present in the seams on the heel. I spent some time scraping it all off with a fingernail because I figure anything that is so easily removed cannot be a trait that was intended to be there permanently. It was dark in color, and I noticed it as I was buffing them up with a cloth ... some of the waxy substance has already worked its way into the leather on the sides, so I'm trying to limit any further spreading of it.

    Here's a closeup, hopefully someone can discern what this is:
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  9. zalb916

    zalb916 Senior member

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    What last are those shell bluchers on? The 3636?

    I thought they were the P2, but I could be mistaken.
     
  10. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    I really, really need those PTBs.
     
  11. fritzl

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    I don't think Fritzl couriers only unsold bespoke orders...I thought I could order a new shoe with him too?

    And I think I might be ready to do it...especially after finally viewing that trusting picture of him [​IMG]


    i'll pm you.
     
  12. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    kolecho Senior member

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    I think it is the wax that Vass used to finish off the shoes. I personally don't mind it, and suggest you not try to remove it at this stage. With regular use and brushing, it should mostly blend in.
     
  14. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    Luk-cha,

    I don't think that is the shell own wax, I think they are Kiwi wax that Vass used on finishing.
    Shell own wax won't just stay on the area near seams, polishing wax do.
    It happened on my Vass shell too.
     
  15. Steve B.

    Steve B. Senior member

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    Well I got my Vass Whiskey Shell PTBs in today from a fellow SFer who sold em NIB to me, came with the original box, lasted trees, and shoebags ... but best of all, they fit like gloves!

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    Beautiful shoes. Might have to post mine and get started again.
     
  16. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    What last are those shell bluchers on? The 3636?

    New Peter AKA P2.
     
  17. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I want a three eyelet version in brown suede.
     
  18. furo

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    I think it is the wax that Vass used to finish off the shoes. I personally don't mind it, and suggest you not try to remove it at this stage. With regular use and brushing, it should mostly blend in.

    That's what I plan on doing, just brushing and buffing it where the wax is near those seams, but for the most part, I scraped it off.
     
  19. banis

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  20. zenga

    zenga Well-Known Member

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    I have so far gotten rubber toe tips on my Vass. Are there any cons of having rubber compared to metal toe tips?
     

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