Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.
Who knew? Optics is an amazing field.
Are they both on 3636? Also, what size would you recommend for 11D US? I am 11 on most Alden sizes, Plaza fits me best. Also 11D on RL darlton,just for reference. I am thinking 44.5?
Yes, I'd not recommend sizing as mine are based on measurements. Sizing can be iffy based on your feet, last, style bloucher/oxford yada yada....
Can anyone post pictures of whiskey and saddle side by side please? Have searched.
A fine pair of shoes.
+1. DS, did you request the 3 piece tree? any upcharge?
Shoes are meant to be worn...Vass P2 dark brown suede Chukka...
Three piece are twice the price of regular trees IIRC-60 EURO
I am in that similar range too, perhaps a bit larger. The plaza does not fit me all that well though. I ultimately decided on the 44.5 in the F for my feet. A 44 might also work for you. As others have said, it will all depend on your feet.
Can you share where you bought the dainite replacement soles? I have been hunting online but no luck. Thanks
Check with a local cobbler.
Tombrone has kindly shared some of the pictures he took when he visited Vass so I though I'll share some pictures I took when I dropped by there last week.
I was there for 2 straight days and managed to meet Mr Vass himself. He doesn't speak English so one of the sales assistants there, Miss Betty kindly translated for both of us. We talked about shoes, the market and quality for Vass shoes and also the future of Vass shoes. He also kindly assisted in taking measurements of my feet and also helped me widen a pair of shoes that I bought (French Oxford ankle boot on the F-last).
Below are some of the shoes I tried on. The French Oxford in navy calf and scotchgrain was gorgeous. Will be getting those soon.
Some of the colours available
Mr Vass showing me some of the colours available in calf
A briefcase that you can order from Vass in any colour and specifications you want
Some nice shoes available in the store
One of the shoes I picked up (Double monk in U-last)
Exotics. The furthest right is shark skin
Picked up the second one from the left also
Shoe trees galore
Available skins for MTO
Mr Vass with one of the shoe designers, Petra (I met her on the first day)
A MTO where a client came to be measured and his high instep was noted for the order
Top floor of the shop
Namor, this pic is for you
Didnt bring the book so Mr Vass signed the catalogue for me
Mr Vass and also Betty
Awesome post, thanks a bunch.
Great post , now if only i can get my sizing right !!!
terrorsquad: I think I was close to buying the light brown shoes with suede upper in July. What model are they?
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