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

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

  1. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    They came out great, Namor.

    I took mine out for a spin today. A little tight in the vamp, but plenty of comments.
     
  2. kev777

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    OK so I'm now looking to get my first pair of Vass namely something like these below. Whats the best way to do this as reading through this thread it seems a minefield both pricewise and delivery !!! [​IMG] Any constructive advice would be gratefully received :nodding:
     
  3. deathntaxes

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    A sizing question -- I've read multiple accounts here of 42 F-last = 9 US and got a pair of used F-last single-sole oxfords. I've worn them a few times and it has caused a lot of pain in my heels. Would wearing them more & breaking them in help at all? Or should I size up to 42.5 in the F-last?

    For comparison, I wear a 8UK in the JL 7000, 9D US in most American shoes. I do have a high instep, which is what prompted me to consider the F-last above others.
     
  4. mymil

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    What part of your heel? Bottom, sides, back? Is it because the heel is too narrow and is squeezing you? Is there rubbing?
     
  5. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    How much would that have been to have proxied?
     
  6. KayJay85

    KayJay85 Senior member

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    I believe it would be another $100 for proxy of cordovan but PM Tombrone to get the real deal
     
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    Medwed Senior member

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    How much would that be if picked up in Budapest? The answer is USD600.00
    VASS is seriously cheap when paid cash. They need to raise prices 50% to get rid of all the riff raff like myself.
     
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    forex Senior member

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    I want these two pairs, any idea what color these are? It seems like they are both on 3636 last, can anyone comment?
    Saved pics from here

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  9. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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    Looks like cognac boxcalf / cognac scotchgrain for the 1st and bordeaux cordovan for the 2nd
     
  10. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior member

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    You would expect to be near $1,000 with proxies for just plain old calf.
     
  11. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    that's not true. its less than 700.
     
  12. Slewfoot

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    Wait, I thought we went over this all a few weeks ago? Basically how for Kolecho's most recent round it was $650 for calf due to the Euro. They are normally $700. That includes worldwide shipping.
     
  13. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    I have a pair of those, also bought from Sartoriale. If you need MTO proxied, I recommend kolecho, he's destroyed my wallet many times.
     
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    prices have dropped since I've been to buda... my Vass cordovan was more than that and paid in cash.
     
  15. ThinkDerm

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    didnt you sell off your old vass?
     

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