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

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

  1. Silence

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    Now, we can all wait for JL SJ to sue every shoe maker out there for making semi brogue oxfords. Or JL to sue for double monks.

    Or better yet, G&G to sue AS or Churchs to sue Cheaney.
     


  3. usctrojans31

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    When did the new store open? When I was there over the summer, I was less than pleased with the store and the employees working in it.
     


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    Yes, because most iGents do not favour traditional AH lasts. Vass has found a market niche by focussing on non-traditional lasts such as the F, U, K (funny how that reads) that are more familiar to buyers. High quality, hand lasted MTO shoes that resemble English makers at a better price point are in high demand if this thread is any indication.
     
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    I was there yesterday. Small store, lovely shoes on display, staff was surprising unhelpful, but after threathening to walk out at two seperate occassions, I did get some lovely shoes.
     


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    pictures?
     


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    What are people doing when moving between different lasts? I have a pair in the F, which fit well, and am looking at getting a couple pairs in P2 or 3636, down half a size?
     


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    Sorry, no pics, I didnt bring a camera. Maybe when I get home.
     
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    joiji Senior member

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    My first pair of Vass. Apologies for the shitty pictures, but they're nothing out of the ordinary.

    [​IMG]
     


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    wear in good health
     


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    Very nice - clean and classy. I have a pair in transit that are more along the lines of wild and funky, but sometimes one has to let one's inner freak out.
     


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    Can someone enlighten me...

    Will a lighter or darker colour be preferred for a patina to develop over time? Antique cognac vs dark cognac for a patina?
     


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    Lighter.
     


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    Hi all,

    Sorry for cluttering up the porn thread with non-porn, but after much searching and reading, I am having trouble pinning down current and consistent information on ordering from Vass. I want to order a pair of derbies on the F-last. Advice on the following would be *greatly* appreciated:


    1. What is the best current way to order? Direct via email as given at http://www.vass-cipo.hu/Index.html ?

    I have seen mention of SF member Kolecho for Vass purchases, and also an eBay store - any advantages over direct contact with Vass?


    2. For anyone who owns shoes on both Alden Plaza (ideally 7.5D) and Vass F-last, what were your respective sizes? I'm thinking either 40 or 40.5.


    3. Does Vass do a rubber sole like the EG Thames at all, or just topy as per these beauties that rikod purchased?

    [​IMG]

    Thanks for any and all help, I am really looking forward to the Vass experience after reading about them!

    Cheers,
    Hal

    PS If anyone who has made a recent purchase could provide some guidance by PM, that would be swell.
     


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    My latest edition to my small Vass collection, this time directly through Vass, worked great!

    K-lasted wholecut in oxblood[​IMG]
     


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