The Ultimate Vass (Footwear) Thread (Pictures, reviews, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    Well, I kind of don't trust the cobblers around here... haha :/ can any cobbler do it or is it a matter of experience?
     
  2. ljrcustom

    ljrcustom Senior member

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    Thanks for sharing your experiences.If I didn't have to worry about getting stuck with shoes that don't fit properly then I would definitely order several pairs. Hopefully in the future I will have the opportunity to try on a pair, until then I will have to settle for EG.

    -LR
     
  3. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    IMO it's part of the charm and character of Vass. There are plenty of other makers (English, Italian etc) who do a very close /near blind welt. Regional variations are to be embraced.

    Besides, it's not particularly obtrusive in person.
     
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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    + 1
     
  5. fritzl

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    actually, i would buy italian shoes by then...
     
  6. quar

    quar Senior member

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    I've had them come from Vass closely trimmed, and I've had my cobbler trim them for me too. I haven't noticed a difference in the end-product either way. But my cobbler trims closer than Vass do, without coming too close to the welt stitching.

    This is a pair that my cobbler trimmed for me. I'm horrible with a camera, so excuse the exposure issues.

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  7. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    Can someone help me with the suttle difference b/w 6125 and Antique cognac please
     
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  8. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    +1
     
  9. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    I guess it's a matter of taste.

    There is no shame in liking the italian touch on the U-last. Actually, I think most of the people buying the U-last buys it because of the sleek "italian" style, otherwise they'd go with another last from Vass.

    Thank you for the pic! Something like that is what I'm out for, maybe not that trimmed.
     
  10. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    can this be classified as customization on top of already customized shoe?
     
  11. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    imo, he almost fucked them up around the toe area. as you said, it's a hit or miss...
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    hmmh, maybe...
     
  13. quar

    quar Senior member

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    Yep. Hit or miss. Do you think he has gone too close to the welt stitching?

    Having said that, these Chukka Boots are 3 years old now, and in need of a resole soon.

    Does anyone ever send their shoes back to Vass?
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    to me it looks like that there's a different ratio between front and the sides, which influences the balance.

    right now, to me it looks like it has been hacked off at the front.
     
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    sstomcat Senior member

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    Looks awfully close to me.
    Secondly, trimming so close will inadvertently cause unwanted bruises and scratches, somehow I dont see them in the picture, so am confused

    How often do you wear them that it needs resole in 3 years?
     

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