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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. rammie

    rammie Well-Known Member

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    You are not man enough for double sole.[​IMG]
    [​IMG] I think it looks good with a double sole on many of vass' styles as it adds that hefty and solid feel to the shoe, but it's the taper that bothers me. I think it puts off the balance of the shoe in a way I really can't describe. I'm thinking about a double monk strap on the F-last but I'm having trouble choosing which leather color to choose. I've narrowed it down to dark or antique cognac but they seem so similar in all the images I've seen. Is the antique cognac darker than the dark cognac? What are the differences between these colors? I'm also thinking about whiskey cordovan but that isn't something you can get from Vass without providing for the leather yourself, right?
     


  2. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I think it looks good with a double sole on many of vass' styles as it adds that hefty and solid feel to the shoe, but it's the tapering thing that bothers me. It puts off the balance of the shoe in a way I really can't describe.
    I think the word you're looking for is "elegant" ? [​IMG]
     


  3. Omega Man

    Omega Man Senior member

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    Hey rammie,

    I have both the anitque cognac and the dark cognac. The dark cognac is much darker. To provide you with some reference, the antique cognac is a little darker than EG's Burnt Pine. The dark cognac is like EG's dark oak.
     


  4. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    I think the word you're looking for is "elegant" ? [​IMG]

    ...don't think so. esp. with the smaller sizes i.e. vox and the hkg gang [​IMG]
     


  5. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    ...don't think so. esp. with the smaller sizes i.e. vox and the hkg gang [​IMG]

    [​IMG] How about "sturdy?"


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  6. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    ...don't think so. esp. with the smaller sizes i.e. vox and the hkg gang [​IMG]

    You don't think it is elegant or you don't think it is inelegant?

    Doesn't matter anyway as you just hate all shoes that aren't made by like three artisans around your place. I do like a lot of the shoes you post but I sure wouldn't trust your opinion on any other shoes but those...
     


  7. Pezzaturra

    Pezzaturra Senior member

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    ...don't think so. esp. with the smaller sizes i.e. vox and the hkg gang [​IMG]

    It makes for better waist-perfect 8. Shoes on a single sole are fine, but often look too flat-footed.
     


  8. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    You don't think it is elegant or you don't think it is inelegant?

    Doesn't matter anyway as you just hate all shoes that aren't made by like three artisans around your place. I do like a lot of the shoes you post but I sure wouldn't trust your opinion on any other shoes but those...


    Fritzy likes Vass.


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  9. Fuuma

    Fuuma Franchouillard Modasse

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    Fritzy likes Vass.


    - B


    Well it counts as a Mitteleuropean maker I guess.
     


  10. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Well it counts as a Mitteleuropean maker I guess.

    Yes, no gemming...


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  11. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ...don't think so. esp. with the smaller sizes i.e. vox and the hkg gang [​IMG]

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  12. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    You don't think it is elegant or you don't think it is inelegant?

    it could be more refined. most of my shoes have a 1.5 sole. that's the purpose of custom made

    Doesn't matter anyway as you just hate all shoes that aren't made by like three artisans around your place. I do like a lot of the shoes you post but I sure wouldn't trust your opinion on any other shoes but those...

    what makes you think that?

    it's true that i prefer the austro hungarian school and their styles. one reason might be my massive frame. the other one is the heritage of my grandfather.

    it's also true that i can appreciate various styles, especially the italian, but most are not for my personal use(see frame). i just don't like any variation of the chisel toe atm. but who knows?
     


  13. rammie

    rammie Well-Known Member

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    I think the word you're looking for is "elegant" ? [​IMG]

    No, not really. I think the double to single tapering makes the shoe look front-heavy and also too heavy overall as it is applied on all kinds of styles that wheren't intended to be so heavy. It does make the shoe look "sturdy" though, but I think it's a stupid compromise as it fucks up the balance (and as fritzl said it makes the shoe look less refined) and that's why I would prefer going with a double sole all the way if I wanted a sturdier shoe. And since my body isn't too muscular or overweight (185 cm/80 kg) I'd imagine a 1.5 sole would be more than enough to give that overall solid feel to the shoe.

    Hey rammie,

    I have both the anitque cognac and the dark cognac. The dark cognac is much darker. To provide you with some reference, the antique cognac is a little darker than EG's Burnt Pine. The dark cognac is like EG's dark oak.


    Thanks a lot Omega man. The comparison with the EG colors was very helpful as I could find better pictures of them on the LeatherSoul blog. [​IMG]
     


  14. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    No, not really. I think the double to single tapering makes the shoe look front-heavy and also too heavy overall as it is applied on all kinds of styles that wheren't intended to be so heavy. It does make the shoe look "sturdy" though, but I think it's a stupid compromise as it fucks up the balance (and as fritzl said it makes the shoe look less refined) and that's why I would prefer going with a double sole all the way if I wanted a sturdier shoe. And since my body isn't too muscular or overweight (185 cm/80 kg) I'd imagine a 1.5 sole would be more than enough to give that overall solid feel to the shoe.

    You think too much. Not many can tell the difference when you have them on. The only person who can tell the difference is the wearer because the soles do feel a lot sturdier.

    PS: and what's with all this swearing?
     


  15. rammie

    rammie Well-Known Member

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    You think too much. Not many can tell the difference when you have them on. The only person who can tell the difference is the wearer because the soles do feel a lot sturdier. PS: and what's with all this swearing?
    Yeah, I guess you're right about me overthinking the whole thing. But on the other hand I can't see why it would matter if others can tell the difference or not? I mean, the fact that only the wearer will notice that the shoes feel sturdier because the soles are thicker doesn't motivate why one should go ahead and have the sole tapered. The only good think coming out of it would be that the waist looks better, but the front part of the shoe would still look heavy. At least in my eyes. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for thicker/double leather sole so that the shoes feel sturdier but not the actual tapering. (And I only swore once? [​IMG])
     


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