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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. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those are freaking AWESOME. I might have to copy that design in suede one of these days.

    DiTtO

    my concern with the haf-sole, if there's any, is the silhouette. not that it is visible irl or from 5 feet away, but thinking how picky some fellows here are about lapel widths, cuff height, tie width... etc. i tend to wonder, why they "defend" it, as they would run for their life.

    you've been so kind to tell me, that certain styles are only available in certain "combinations". prezz mentioned that single sole is standard for the vash. i really don't know due i'm not a vass expert.

    i like them a lot and i think they are of great value. let's see if i can "shoot" a cordovan pair soon.


    yes you should really get a shell pair the 3636 last is calling you - there is no differerence in terms of how each of the soles wear, just the HAF is a little stiffer in the begining

    +1. That cap toe in suede would be sweet.

    That's what I like about Vass!


    +1 i also do it on my G&G bespokes too
     
  2. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    yes you should really get a shell pair the 3636 last is calling you - there is no differerence in terms of how each of the soles wear, just the HAF is a little stiffer in the begining.

    would go for the budapester, assumed they fit. that's their signature and hard to get by, by someone else. the "3636", i can get anyday through op...

    i didn't think of the wear, though there was a complaint around, nvm. it's the balance of heel to sole. simply f....d up - damn the i-gents [​IMG]
     
  3. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    would go for the budapester, assumed they fit. that's their signature and hard to get by, by someone else. the "3636", i can get anyday through op...

    i didn't think of the wear, though there was a complaint around, nvm. it's the balance of heel to sole. simply f....d up - damn the i-gents [​IMG]


    [​IMG]

    here's something to wet your taste bud's then!!
     
  4. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    here's something to wet your taste bud's then!!


    not sure if i want the 360 welt...
     
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    not sure if i want the 360 welt...
    Do it!
    lt different,
    it could be fun. [​IMG]
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    Do it!
    lt different,
    it could be fun. [​IMG]


    i have it on others. it's not new for me. just not sure in this case.

    certainly, i will check in their own shop.
     
  8. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    not sure if i want the 360 welt...

    you must have the 360 welt it would look too ghey without it
     
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    you must have the 360 welt it would look too ghey without it

    tell me...

    i have to see it in person, it's really not a big deal.
     
  10. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    tell me...

    i have to see it in person, it's really not a big deal.


    bit like a HAF sole too then ;-)[​IMG]
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    bit like a HAF sole too then ;-)[​IMG]

    you won. i'll ask for the haf with the salmon norweger by the mystery bespoke shoemaker [​IMG]
     
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    A Norweger on a Budapester raised toe last...but on a monk strap is also growing on me

    I find the 3636 last to be the most inelegant one that Vass offers

    Like Fritzl...am not sure I desire 360 goyser stitching

    Am still waiting to hear more about the Mystery Budapester shoemaker.
     
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    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Can anyone tell if this is this a single or double sole? (or a double-to-single)
    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Can anyone tell if this is this a single or double sole? (or a double-to-single)

    These are very nice.
     
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    Can anyone tell if this is this a single or double sole? (or a double-to-single)

    I own the same Old English 2 in a single leather sole and it looks just like the one pictured
     
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    Agreed. To my eye they look like a single sole.

    Parker - have you figured out your size yet in Vass? Hopefully yes as all the praise heaped upon them is true.
     
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    I have almost the same shoe in a double-to-single. That is a single. Here it is for comparison: [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  18. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks folks. According to the powers of search function deduction, I am a 41.5 in the F last. I'm going to place an order for the Ye Olde English II and see how it goes. (I'm usually a 8UK and a 8.5/9 US)

    Thinking dark cognac or dark brown. And I like whatever sole treatment is on that shoe above. Sounds like single it is.
     
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    I have almost the same shoe in a double-to-single. That is a single. Here it is for comparison:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]


    weird, those look like Zees. [​IMG]
     
  20. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    I find the 3636 last to be the most inelegant one that Vass offers

    Like Fritzl...am not sure I desire 360 goyser stitching

    Am still waiting to hear more about the Mystery Budapester shoemaker.


    my foot shape asks for it. it's the "Wiener" Leisten and i love it. nvm.

    you wanna hear more about the mbs? [​IMG] we haven't used him, yet. sterling gillette and me have to throw the dices, who is first.

    sg is opting for materna but for a two eyelet derby(pictured in the sf gallery by von Rothbart)

    his name is Karl Weiner, his workshop is in Vienna. i dunno, if he speaks english. if you have more questions ask or pm me.
     

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