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

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

  1. dlind

    dlind Senior member

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    Does anyone else have shoes with rubber toe taps that can say how they hold up over time? Also does anyone know why vass doesn't want to put metal toe taps on a single sole? I know G&G does for example....
     


  2. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

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    Recent purchase and they fit !!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  3. dlind

    dlind Senior member

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    Beautiful! Is that the U last?
     


  4. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    What are the most cost effective service providers for the required wire transfer payment method.

    It would be great if you mentioned percentages, fees, etc.
     


  5. kev777

    kev777 Senior member

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    Yup chuffed to bits with them
     


  6. FrankCowperwood

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    Western Union has a service (http://onlinefx.westernunion.com/). Wire transfer fee is $22, but the exchange rate is about 1.5%-2% off the market in their favor. I imagine that's going to be the case in most instances though.
     


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    Wow, nice make-up looks like i found my next order :)
     


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    Oops, sorry. I was going through several pages and got names confused... I meant this one:



     


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    I haven't found this infobit yet: does Vass use chrome-tanned or veg-tanned calf uppers? I know they favour Rendenbach's soles and welts, but this part has gone past me.
     


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    What type of leather are these? I can never get a decent shone out of my vass'.
     


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    hendrix Ill-proportioned

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    Chrome tanned (boxcalf).

    I don't know anyone that uses veg-tanned uppers unless it's a veg re-tan.

    actually, I lie, but the veg tan ones are far more rugged and usually cow or horse, not calf.
     


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    You threw away a pair of Aldens? [​IMG]
     


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    ^^ A bit extreme I know, but they started to enrage me when I looked at the shit quality of the suede. And they wouldve looked pathetic on a buy and sell ad so there you go. I even have a pair of Sid Mashburn double monks that I am over but maybe I will sell those instead as they are nice.
     


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    Just to chime in on the whole F and U last debate--if I was only allowed to wear one of the two for the rest of my life, I would definitely choose the F last. It is much more versatile, and much more classic. But there is no reason why one should forego the U last. To me, it fits considerably better than the F last, and is a great change of pace. Plus, it is just damned sexy.
     


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    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    Crockett & Jones handgrades are made of vegetable tanned uppers, for example.
     


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