Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.
you think they are that awful
they are a caricature of themselves.
If it makes you happy Ed, and takes you through a life time of snow storms.
these are slew's that got me thinking about this type of boot:
I guess in my old age I am becoming a fuddy duddy, no more U last for me. Anyway, I'll go off and lick my wounds
I think these look pretty good. I'd like to see them on feet, in action to confirm. Who is the maker, if I may ask?
If it's for a practical purpose -- by all means.
I wear Gentleman Travelers by Redwings and also Alden Colour 8 boots in the snow --
Slew's boots look sleeker and I'm guessing that the opening at the top doesn't look that chunky. It might work if you wear beaten denims.
I don't think one needs to confine one's self to the U-last.
not to get defensive but I think my pic is making them look chunkier than what they are. They are sleeker than the Barrie Last and probably in line with the Vass P2. I will be wearing them with non wool pants (and sportcoats ), ocasionally jeans.
here is another pic, I think this tumblr belongs to an SF member:
That looks better than the first picture. I was going to say that your picture is probably skewing things.
I'm revising my opinion to full on "I Like These." Nice addition to your collection.
Post photos in the wild please, even though they aren't Vass.
I like 'em too.
Actually I've seen those HD boots in person, and they look more like the first picture than that one on the tumblr. No doubts - very good quality, but stylewise... I don't know, imho - far from Vass or other "SF approved" makers. But horses for courses.
Nah. When one's shoe collection reaches a certain point, sheer numbers REQUIRE that one at least try some of the more "out there" styles. For originality's sake if nothing else. Bravo for stepping outside the proverbial "box".
Honestly, I don't. It's just a combinations of things - I don't like padding around the ankle, aesthetically, and if there's a stitched apron everything has to be very clean. But that's my personal thing.
What I have absolutely fallen in love with, is this:
Looks suspiciously similar to Vraivio's wonderfulness here. It is, empirically speaking, an utterly stupid shoe and far less practical than the boot. But i just love it. And that's how it works, isn't it?
Anyway, back to matters Vass, kind of - I have a question: what exactly is the connection between Vass and Dinkelacker? I know Dinkelacker are a German company who make their shoes in Budapest, but they also make an acknowledgement to Vass in their spiel, and there are some little similarities in their web design. It got me wondering: are Vass making, or managing the making somehow, or Dinkelacker's shoes? What's the connection other than geography?
how can we buy these shoes? and does it come with a phone built into the sole?
Perhaps Edmorel or Vraivio could answer: where to order Dinkelacker MTO? Direct is best? How was the experience?
But first answer my Vass/Dinkelacker question!
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