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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. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    U last? What specifications were used to place the order? :eek:
     
  2. Medwed

    Medwed Senior member

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    I did not specify anything except the model and size and the size was wrong, apparently. The shoes are for sale now and I am reordering another pair in N- narrow width and full size smaller. Welcome to VASS circa 2012.
     
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  3. DonRaphael

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    How unfortunate. Was the size not right for you or did Vass mess up the order?
     
  4. fritzl

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    what does it mean?
     
  5. sstomcat

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    The Alt Wien and Budapester .....

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  6. Slewfoot

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    Great stuff! Which lasts and colors? Are they all shell?
     
  7. Michael Ay329

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    Nicely done...love the Goyser stitching on the budapester...but how come you held off on doing it with the Alt Wein?
     
  8. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    vass goiser budapesters
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  9. sstomcat

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    Shell Alt Wien Bourdeaux 3636
    Calf Budapester in Budapest last antique Cognac with Goysher



    Probably its just me and my taste:) goysher in my mind makes it a touch more casual..
     
  10. fritzl

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    gosh, they changed the pattern of the heel counter. what a smart move... amazing. wear them in good health.
     
  11. sstomcat

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    Fritzl - they didn't I requested it....:)
     
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  12. fritzl

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    master kiss used it and i haven't seen it otherwise.
     
  13. Slewfoot

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    Good stuff. How do you find the 3636 fits compared to the Budapest last? About the same? For me I take a 43.5 in the F and P2, but need a 44 for the Budapest since it's a shorter last.
     
  14. sstomcat

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    You are doing the right thing. I like the 3636 more....but its little too early to comment on the Budapest..
     
  15. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    Put some polish on "...for the week...

    Few observations-
    Shell construction seems somehow superior, feels more robust and heavier
    Vass seems to have refined the channel stitching.These seems almost unnoticeable.Perhaps this is the beauty f handmade and a single artisan making each individual shoes.
    The soles on both does not have the JR stamp, not sure if they have switched. they look and feel identical to the JR stamped soles.

    This is the patented "tomcat method" :D

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  16. fritzl

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    fwiw, would like to see three piece trees next time.
     
  17. Northampton Novice

    Northampton Novice Senior member

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    +1
     
  18. Gdot

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    They are beautimous!

    I think I would have a hard time wearing them they are so perfect.

    Please explain the tomcat method, sir.

    As it appears in the photo that you are serving them for lunch may I presume your method tenderizes as it polishes? :rimshot: :bigstar:
     
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  19. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    Ha ha you would need the Texas sun for tenderizing ..its the key :)

    ---out in the sun for 30 to 45 mins
    --- light brushing(never vigourous, rapid or anything else)
    ---damp cloth dipped in Kiwi wax (AE doesnt work well for some reason) rubbed lightly all over
    --- light buffing with brush
    --- buff with soft cloth
    --- repeat
    --- final buffing horizontally on the toes and vamp with silk cloth

    results guaranteed :nodding::
    I'll pm you my patent charges.:D
     
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  20. Slewfoot

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    They look great! Is that Bordeaux shell? The two photos look very different in color.
     

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