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

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

  1. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    So they altered an existing last for you? If so sounds like you should stick with that and just alter a bit further either through Kolecho or your previous contact. If you choose a new last the F could be good. To be honest, in a size 47 / 13 I would seriously consider the 3636 last. It has a classic shape with a high instep and in a size that big I imagine it would look quite elegant. Something to contemplate.
     
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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Congrats - I think! :^)

    I'm not really sure if Vass does a Cognac Shell so they may have considered Whiskey the closest thing. I wonder if a bit of mahogany polish would make it more to your liking. Before doing so I would just do some research on the effects of darker color polishes on lighter shell colors. Regardless, I would first see how the shoes look either in person or via photographs.
     
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    he offered so naturally, I obliged :D

    ill probably grab them as its a pair ive been debating for a while. kind of wish i got the norvegese stiching but oh well
     
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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    The typical Vass Norweger style is really great and unique. I'm tempted to order another pair. Just not yet though - so says my wallet!
     
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    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    +1. One of my favorite pair of shoes.
     
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    They sound great Namor.

    In my experience Vass gets an order exactly right about 50% of the time.
    Major F... Ups about 30% of the time, inc. wrong color + style- but they've never got the size wrong.

    All part of the charm and excitement. [​IMG]

    I'm actually glad they messed up one of my orders - I know I wouldn't have worn my original design had i received it!
     
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    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    Anhony Delos sells out to Berluti (LVMH)!
    Anthony Delos has sold his firm to LVMH (owners of Berluti). His workshop will be owned by LVMH and Anthony and his staff will be only employees. It is a sad news that someone so talented like Antony Delos is forced to come under the umbrella of LVMH. In the future it is possible to see an Antony Delos RTW. Delos has been self-employed since 2004 and has built a strong reputation.
     
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    chogall Senior member

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    Delos was covered in other threads couple months ago and not related to Vass. Sad news for us shoe lovers.
     
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    do you think there might be a language barrier causing these miscommunications? i mean, i understand if too many details can become overwhelming but everything is in email for easy reference. its especially frustrating when you you agree on something but get a surprise out of left field. thank goodness they were made in shell. whewww
     
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    this is whiskey? emailed vass this pic and if they look as dark, ill be one happy man

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    definitely- transcription errors- even with specs in a bolded list


    u could check with Gdl but i don't know that the color in that pic of his U Norwegers is accurate. I've seen other pics where they look much darker.
     
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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    true whiskey shell is only available by supplying - usually through a proxy like kolecho.

    whiskey shell is not something they ordinarily stock
     
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    Oh god, been obsessing over this thread for days.

    Desperate for some F last oxblood oxfords.

    Do I dare roll the dice on sizing?


    Is there anyone who is a 7.5 C&J348 and 8UK normally who has got a successful fit in the new F last?
     
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    received a few pics from Vass. they look more brown than anticipated but thats perfect for me.

    [​IMG]

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  15. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't think there's a last that their Norwegers don't look good on.

    And it's a great color. I have a pair in Antik Cognac calf, and it's roughly the same if a little less exotic.
     

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