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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. rikod

    rikod Distinguished Member

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    Yes it's the Old English plain (#62) in saddle shell cordovan.

    Actually, I ordered the OE II and received this one. Apparently, they figured I had too many brogued shoes and sent this one. And they were right!, I was delighted with the mistake and didn't even mentioned it to Reszo, this guys are geniuses.
     


  2. rikod

    rikod Distinguished Member

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    Ok, it will work out for you now with the correct size & style, I don't like that model without a cap toe.
     


  3. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Distinguished Member

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    rikod, may I ask how many pairs of Vass you own?
    What percentage of your overall shoe rotation would that be?
     


  4. gyasih

    gyasih Distinguished Member

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    Recommended a 1/2 size bigger for me too, luckily I followed advice here.
     
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  5. Gdot

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    Or cut them into sections and send a piece every day for a month! :happy:
     


  6. rikod

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    22 pair of Vass
    3 C&J for Brooks Brothers
    2 Crockett & Jones
    2 Gaziano & Girling
    2 Alden
    2 Allen Edmonds
    1 Paprika
    1 Carmina
    1 Salvatore Ferragamo
    1 Cheaney

    Vass is about 60% of total
     


  7. chogall

    chogall Distinguished Member

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    we got so many centipedes in this forum :eek:

    i only got 14 including flip flop and slippers and i think i might have too many lol
     


  8. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior Member

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    Very nice starting collection, but you need to triple it before you call yourself a shoe afecinado, rookie!
     


  9. hendrix

    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    no, you really don't.
     


  10. rikod

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    lol,

    Actually I have a rule that if I want a new pair I have to sell another one so I don't collect shoes and spend much more, but I'm running out of options to sell, I have kept the ones I really like to wear and fit perfect.

    The latest I received was the Alden PTB in whiskey :)inlove:), so a C&J had to go. I waited 11 months for the Alden!
     


  11. sstomcat

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    Really? doesn't quality trumph over quantity?
     


  12. Saratorial_Splender

    Saratorial_Splender Senior Member

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    Absolutely, but quality and quanity is an extremely nice option. Don't feel too worked out about it. It was all tonge in cheak comment !
     


  13. Zarium

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    Shoe afecinado indeed.
     


  14. Fiddler

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    Oh boy...regardless of any language problems, I'd be gutted if I received that. It's a strange looking shoe. I never thought I'd say this but in your case I think you'd benefit from appointing a proxy buyer to handle Vass for you.

    The only advice I'd offer is that with Vass and Reszo you ve got to keep it simple...don't get into long and detailed descriptions...it confuses them. Lay out your requirements in bullet points, not longhand writing. Don't take this the wrong way but half the time on here, even I can't figure out what you're saying so I can't actually blame Vass. (Someone once told me this: only write one thought per sentence if you want to be perfectly understood.)

    I just created the following headings and filled them in with 2-3 words for them to follow.

    Style:
    Size:
    Last:
    Leather:
    Colour:
    Etc.
     
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  15. chogall

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    please don't set such a low par for shoe affectionado
     


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