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

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

  1. jmills

    jmills Senior member

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    There's an Oxblood model in the catalogue which is exactly the same as that center shoe, but I think you are right, because the shoe pictured seems really red compared to other Vass Oxblood shoes posted on here. I'd be interested in knowing for sure though.
     


  2. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Old English II is by far my favourite model from Vass. Mr Ugolini is a designer genius: combining a straight galosh style with a brogue'd up wave shape makes for one perfect model. In all colours.
     


  3. Fiddler

    Fiddler Senior member

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    Doesn't the Old English meet that description best?
     


  4. arglist

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    +1

    And, may I add, surely not on the U-last, which is not conservative at all but rather fashionable, although I mean this in the most positive way possible.

    I wanted to start my Vass collection with the most basic English style model and this is as far as I can see the Old English Plain Oxford on F-Last.

    Florian
     


  5. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    Loafer in whiskey shell cordovan, F last


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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Zarium

    Zarium Senior member

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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.
     


  9. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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  10. Fiddler

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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.
     


  11. grendel

    grendel Senior member

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


  12. 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.
     


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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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  14. Slickman

    Slickman Senior member

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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
     


  15. bboysdontcryy

    bboysdontcryy Senior member

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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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