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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    ya my mistake. F/U/K are Italian ones. R is English style.
     


  2. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Well, that's a rather memorable combination of letters, now isn't it?
     


  3. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    :)

    my sources tell me they are working hard with an italian guy to develop the C last as soon as possible. It will be a soft chisseled last, middle ground between the U and the K.
     


  4. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    It's tough to beat the smell of opening a brand new shoebox of Vass.
     


  5. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    Anyone has info on the R last?
     


  6. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    amen
     


  7. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    on that note help me decide on a new pair -

    I’m looking at two models the Alt Wien in 3636 without the medallion and the London in new peter last both in black cordovan....I'm all ears.
     


  8. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Either should be great. It really just depends on if you want a more casual shoe (Alt Wien) or slightly sleeker one, although still casual. If you do go the Alt Wien route I'd lean towards keeping the medallion. They have a few medallion options so best to specify which one.
     


  9. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    If the black cordovan is non-negotiable, I would go with the Alt Wien in either 3636 or P2. I'm not a fan of black cordovan, so personally I would go with the London in black scotch grain or black calf in the P2 last, either with a double sole or black vibram for a casual shoe.
     


  10. sstomcat

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    I wish Vass had more choices of color so options are limited to black and bordo. Any reason for your dislike black shell?
     


  11. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    I own black shell and like it (my pair has more of a matte finish for whatever reason which I enjoy), but I think the nicest shell colors Vass has access to are Antique Cognac and Dark Brown. To me they are the epitome of what a great brown should be.
     
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  12. SimonC

    SimonC Senior member

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    I recently heard:

    €440

    €550 for shell

    €390 for the 'classic' lasts (P2 etc)
     


  13. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    It's not that I dislike it, just that one of the things I like about shell is the different shades and color changes of the leather with time, don't know how black shell will age. also, I like to polish black shoes and give them a nice shine and black shell is kind of matte (at least the ones I've handled from Alden). I prefer calf in black.

    According to the Vass web site, they offer antique cognac and dark brown horsehide, they don't have any even on backorder?
     


  14. sstomcat

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    Thats what I have been told..
     


  15. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    order through Kolecho and you can get the special shell colours.
     


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