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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. striker

    striker Senior member

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    J. Ingelvaldsson, Did you find that your heel slips alot when you asked for a U last in a G width? I have normal/ narrowish heels but wide forefoot so I'm afraid going up a width might not workn. I wonder, based on reading the Vass book, if they can accommodate the request to add some leather on the standard U last at the forefoot during lasting so the shoes are wider near the toes but not the heels.
     
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  2. Swede66

    Swede66 Senior member

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    Understand the feeling. Are also expecting a pair next week...can't wait...
     
  3. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    No, on my pair in U-last size 44 G I have no heel slippage, but I do in my U 44,5 F-width (solved that with heel pads though).
     
  4. Notch

    Notch Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Guess what is special about these shoes I just recevied to give my father for his birthday...

    [​IMG]
     
  5. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Those are gorgeous. New last?
     
  6. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    Great choice, single monks look way better than double monks, your father will love them.
     
  7. mbeebe

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    Well, they are Vass... what isn't special about those shoes? But seriously, my guess would also be the last? Anyway, they're awesome. Wonderful gift, your father will be delighted!
     
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  8. Ilovelobbs

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    Difficult angle to tell, but probably a U last???
    Love the suede in single buckle....????

    Looks like your father gonna live for another 100 years in those???
    Suede never goes out of fashion.....

    Wished my father was around....he'd jive all night in those beauty.
     
  9. TheTukker

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  10. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Looking at Chisel Toe again - most probably the K last.
     
  11. Notch

    Notch Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    DAINITE SOLES :happy:. If you look very closely in the first picture you see that the sole is not leather but rubber.

    [​IMG]

    It's difficult to tell from that angle, but it is U
     
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  12. joiji

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    Any chance of a shot perpendicular to bottom? Would be interested to see how they stitch the danite.
     
  13. gusvs

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    Strange, I was just quoted 520 EUR for a standard calf MTO with trees and rubber toe tips. When did you last buy yours?
     
  14. add911_11

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    They have spend a great amount of time just to get the rubber sole as elegant as possible. Look at the neatness of it. Does the rubber sole comes extra?
     
  15. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Nice shoes,

    Does everyone take the same size in calf as they do suede?
     
  16. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    Yep and don't size down, suede doesn't stretch that much, buckskin is only softer to start with in comparison with standard boxcalf.
     
  17. Swede66

    Swede66 Senior member

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    Mid February
     
  18. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    That's not strange at all - the price of €520 they quoted you is correct.
    I have my receipts in front of me to prove this.

    Vass has a selection of Ready to Wear shoes which they produce on a monthly basis
    and sell for €420 ...they are their bread and butter shoes, mainly made on the Peter;
    R; F & U last and the style and colour on these are limited to black, brown and cognac
    calf and some other colours. If these RTW shoes are out of stock, you can still order
    them at the RTW price of €420.....

    For the majority of the popular F; K & U last, with varying colours and design prices are
    indeed €520 for MTO....

    Cordovan High boots are from €950....
     
  19. Swede66

    Swede66 Senior member

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    The shoes I ordered at €420 where in mid brown suede and a modified Old English model, so not any of the standard RTW that you refer to.
     
  20. MRMan

    MRMan Senior member

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    My most recent experience from late Feb with calf MTO was also 420 for the shoes, but closer to your experience (505) after all incidentals:
    Shoes (420) + Trees (30) + Metal toe taps (20) + FedEx to Canada (35) = 505
    Total after VAT deduction however: €410
     

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