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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. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

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    Wow wow wow...these are the shit. Dignified pimp shoes. Good score.
    Anyone with the eye, imagination and chutzpah to order these is a stylistic maven.
     
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  2. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    ^^ those are lovely!

    Regarding the OE, you guys see me convinced, I am aiming for the F last now but I need to get those questions above clarified before proceeding to order.

    As all of you are refering to the OE but not the OEII, why do you think it is more approriate than the "II"?
    What about the Chelsea style that Slickman posted?
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    I ask because I like the design of both the "II" and the Chelsea but am unsure about the original OE as I do not see the gain from a "heelcap" and find the area in which both the heelcap and the toecap join at the waist of the shoe less appealing than on the other styles
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  3. Zarium

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    I personally prefer the OE II. I like the stylistic "heelcap" detail. I don't think either is more "appropriate" or that there is any actual "gain" like you put it. It's really just a stylistic detail.

    I also personally prefer the look of the U last over the F. I find the chiseled toe to be attractive.
     
  4. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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  5. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

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    That's good advice. Walk into a bank wearing any of those and you will either be promoted or get the loan you are applying for.
     
  6. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    Link to the chelsea? I don't see it on their site.
     
  7. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    Actually I am longing more for an oxford austerity brogue than for a derby.
    While I am sold on most of the styles you recommend, Slickman, I am not yet sure to miss out on a black shoe.
    I will be working with several officials of stock exchange listed companies at a job fair I coorganize and want to look the best I can for that ocassion, also there will be weddings, funerals, jobinterviews etc. in the future.
     
  8. rikod

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    Thank you guys!, Louis, my favorite pair of Vass is the OE II in antique cognac F last, that model is IMO the prettiest in all Vass catalog, looks great in all colors including black: (pic not mine)

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  9. Slickman

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    A few posts above ^^^


    Black shoes are fine, they're great, they're essential, however, oxblood provides a depth of color that black cannot achieve, and looks very good with blues, greys, navys etc.
    As I said, for your first two, I'd stick with the dark brown chelsea and oxblood OEII, however if you rather replace the oxblood OEII which looks like this btw:
    http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/8684/img0460pt9.jpg
    with a pair of black shoes, I would get either the 3-eyelet london derby or the berkeley oxford (vass's punch cap oxford) on the F, or if you're convinced of you're Vass PhD certification, P2 last, because that will definitely look the part.

    One final recommendation, if you're indecisive about what you want, just flip a coin, you can't lose here, trust me
     
  10. bboysdontcryy

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    Don't really see people using the dark brown? Is it not that attractive?

    The Oxblood looks like a dark brown? Not as much red?

    This is Will's Oxblood shoes -- http://asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com/2008/09/oxblood-again.html

    Is Vass's Oxblood like this as well?
     
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  11. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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    Best way to describe vass oxblood is the color of eggplant skin:
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  12. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    Gentlemen, now I have plenty of lovely styles and colors of leathers to think about and pick my first pair of Vass from.
    I thank you all very much for your advise, it has been a great help!
    Still I need to get some things clarified:

    Can one compare the F last to the C&J 337 in width and length?
    The lacing of the 337 was only slightly opened on my feet, I would expect it to close perfectly with some stretching of the leather.
    Would the F last have too great of an instep for my low/medium feet?
    I am a UK6.5E in C&J 337 and US7.5D on the Brannock device, what would I be in Vass 39.5, 40, 40.5?
     
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  13. yywwyy

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    That is beautiful in both color and shape!
     
  14. Eteo

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    How much are Vass shoes if bought in Budapest?
     
  15. Fiddler

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    Have a look at the St Crispin ABs....theyre wonderful. Worth the difference just for the sheer voluptuousness of that model. If you run into Warren at the stock exchange he will ask about them....if you are consoling a widow at a funeral she will too.
     
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  16. VRaivio

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    I had a look at Vass's prices and the Hungarian GDP per person (around $12000). Turns out one pair from Vass costs a half month's average Hungarian pay. I wonder how great a percentage of their sales are exported or sold to tourists...
     
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  17. bboysdontcryy

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    No wonder the prices are reasonably low.
     
  18. Fiddler

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    Boy, the way people keep going on about how cheap they are, it is a miracle Vass has not doubled their prices...maybe they are too busy to come and read this forum.
     
  19. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    I just received a reply of Mr. Kuti only a few hours after sending him an email, great reponse time!

    "Dear Mr. Louis XIV,

    First of all we would like to thank you for your interesting about Vass Shoes!
    We can make and send shoes to Germany. The size will be fine, the 6.5 UK. In case when you have received your shoes, you can try them on. If they don’t fit as you thought, then we can exchange them for another size. Half size up or down.
    If the C&J last 337 was one of the bests, then the F last from our collection might be the best choice. We need 6 weeks this time to make a shoe ready for you. You can pay by wire transfer, we are shipping by FedEx only. The shoes are for 420.- Euro, the matching shoe trees are for 30.- Euro, the shipping is 20.- Euro to Germany. All together 470.- Euro. If I can help, or you have questions left, then please contact me!

    Sincerely yours,

    Rezső Kuti
    Sales Manager"

    Now I only need to make up my mind which style to go for :)
     
  20. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

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    You write to him as Louis XIV...and he addresses you the same....am I the only one who finds this hilarious
     
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