Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.
Not mirror, but pleased with the results. Hope to be better next go.
Recently put these Stefano Bemer laces I got last year in Florence on my Cigar shell Vass...think they look pretty nice, but what do I know...they now remind me a French meets Japanese style that's made in Budapest with laces from Florence being worn in New York...I'm tres international like that.
I have noticed something about VASS; they are not as nicely made as my older (3 y.o.) VASS. The heels are larger the waste is wider and overall U-last feels roomier everywhere. I compared my new U-last to my 3 y.o. one and I have to say that the last gained significant weight.
My latest pair on the U-Last also seem bigger overall. But I figure all of the 42.5 U-Last Lasts that they have will vary in size somewhat. Batch variation I guess.
i like the look of these a lot actually...looks nice
The laces pick up the tone of the natural sole edge nicely.
Thanks and that was the idea!
Great idea and really handsome look on those.
Thanks! Just fun to have something different sometimes. It was the first time I wore them out after swapping out the laces the other week. Paired with my new W. Bill blue donegal jacket and fine old Burgundy everything fell into place! :^)
From what I have seen and heard, for years people have complained about the quality control in regards to sizing with Vass. I would probably just chalk it up to that. The caveat of buying that which is handmade.
I'd guess this as well.
I was not referring to size, I know I can size down. I was referring to the lower aesthetic value of VASS compare to few years back. VASS U-last was ,imho, always up there in finesse with the best examples of hand-made footwear. I look at today's VASS and it is more and more reminds me aesthetically of something that would come out of 3-rd rate Italian factory.
Vass U-last gained weight in an ugly way. Thick wide heels and wide AE-like waist.
Do you have any pictures comparing the older sleeker U last Vass to the newer chubbier U last Vass?
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