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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. dlind

    dlind Senior member

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    pictures?
     
  2. joiji

    joiji Senior member

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    What are people doing when moving between different lasts? I have a pair in the F, which fit well, and am looking at getting a couple pairs in P2 or 3636, down half a size?
     
  3. Henkie

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    Sorry, no pics, I didnt bring a camera. Maybe when I get home.
     
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  4. joiji

    joiji Senior member

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    My first pair of Vass. Apologies for the shitty pictures, but they're nothing out of the ordinary.

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  5. mcarthur

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    wear in good health
     
  6. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Very nice - clean and classy. I have a pair in transit that are more along the lines of wild and funky, but sometimes one has to let one's inner freak out.
     
  7. archangle13

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    Can someone enlighten me...

    Will a lighter or darker colour be preferred for a patina to develop over time? Antique cognac vs dark cognac for a patina?
     
  8. Frank the sheep

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    Lighter.
     
  9. countrygent

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    Hi all,

    Sorry for cluttering up the porn thread with non-porn, but after much searching and reading, I am having trouble pinning down current and consistent information on ordering from Vass. I want to order a pair of derbies on the F-last. Advice on the following would be *greatly* appreciated:


    1. What is the best current way to order? Direct via email as given at http://www.vass-cipo.hu/Index.html ?

    I have seen mention of SF member Kolecho for Vass purchases, and also an eBay store - any advantages over direct contact with Vass?


    2. For anyone who owns shoes on both Alden Plaza (ideally 7.5D) and Vass F-last, what were your respective sizes? I'm thinking either 40 or 40.5.


    3. Does Vass do a rubber sole like the EG Thames at all, or just topy as per these beauties that rikod purchased?

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    Thanks for any and all help, I am really looking forward to the Vass experience after reading about them!

    Cheers,
    Hal

    PS If anyone who has made a recent purchase could provide some guidance by PM, that would be swell.
     
  10. claes500

    claes500 Senior member

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    My latest edition to my small Vass collection, this time directly through Vass, worked great!

    K-lasted wholecut in oxblood[​IMG]
     
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  11. usctrojans31

    usctrojans31 Senior member

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    claes500 - those shoes are a beauty. I've found myself growing more and more fond of Vass, and those are some of the best that I've seen.
     
  12. Swede66

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    Just placed my first Vass order. A pair of Old England Plain, though modified to include a brogued "cap line" (similar to C&J Belgrave), F-last, mid brown suede, single leather sole. Estimated DOA 20 March. Can't wait!
     
  13. Swede66

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    Just placed my first Vass order. A pair of Old England Plain, though modified to include a brogued "cap line" (similar to C&J Belgrave), F-last, mid brown suede, single leather sole. Estimated DOA 20 March. Can't wait!
     
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  15. Frank the sheep

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    Really nice! I have two Vass shoes that i want to do, OE II in suede and a black cap toe. Both in F last i think. Just need to figure out my size and if the fit my high insteap and then i need to get back money wise after december/januari kop fest. Two pairs of GG, one EG MTO and two Carminas including the Cognac shell MTO :satisfied:
     
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    Thanks! Vass are my favourites in this price range, hard to beat at €520 full MTO incl shoe trees and shipping!



    Thanks!



    Thx!

    Sounds like two great shoes Frank! The sizing can be difficult but I had great luck when I bought my first, I have 43.5 in all my Vass's (F, U and K-lasted) the F is slightly larger though but not a big issue. I normally have 9.5 E for G&G and went with 9UK for the 82 lasted shannons that should be ready in a month :slayer: Which EGs did you go for?

    I too have had a big spending spree and will try not to buy any more shoes this year (or at least not delivered this year ) :)
     
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    I went for a Galway in dark oak (no grain) with double dainite sole, last 82. I have UK7.5 in EG 202 but was adviced to go with UK8 in 82, now i don´t feel so sure. In GG i wear UK8 in DG70 and TG73 and UK7.5 in GG06.
     
  18. justsayno

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    MTO Budapester Dark Cognac shell with 360 Goyser

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  19. TehBunny

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    ^Good to see more people fall in love with 'shit kickers/gunboats' theirs something very charming about them...Jk their just badass :p
     
  20. FrankCowperwood

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    Outstanding. Are these on the Budapest last?
     

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