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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. Swede66

    Swede66 Senior member

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    Vass oxblood is dark enough to pass as an evening shoe, yet with color enough to be more interesting than black for daytime wear.
    Below Vass oxblood wholecut on U last, G width.
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  2. obama

    obama Well-Known Member

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    Very very nice

     
  3. clee1982

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    well, oxblood works well with dark grey suit/navy suit, but not so sure about light grey suit
     
  4. BeSpiffington

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    Very nice looking shoes sir.
     
  5. Swede66

    Swede66 Senior member

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    Well, for a light grey suit I'd probably prefer a mid brown/chestnut shoe. Not for a wedding though.
     
  6. WiredandTired

    WiredandTired Senior member

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    For a frame of reference, what is vass' normal width lettering? E or F?
     
  7. j ingevaldsson

    j ingevaldsson Senior member

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    F is their standard width. You can order E (narrow) or G (wide), and also H (very wide), but the last they don't recommend on some lasts since the proportions change too much.
     
  8. RogerP

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    Quote:I couldn't disagree more. I wouldn't make navy my first choice for a quality dress shoe, but find it a very stylish addition to an estalished rotation of more traditional colours. My navy wholecuts (not Vass) have become my go-to shoe when donning a navy blazer and grey trousers.
     
  9. Journeyman

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    I realise that acceptable shoe colours can be affected by a person's location and by the type of work that they do, but interestingly enough, my father owned a pair of navy shoes in London and then in Australia in the 1950s and 1960s.

    They were a very conservative design, being just a plain captoe balmoral.

    When I was a teenager and shopping for some "proper" shoes in the 1990s, my father told me about how he had a pair of navy shoes when he was younger and, at the time, I was revolted - I thought that men's shoes should only ever be black and brown (and dark brown, at that!).

    Dad disagreed - he said that a pair of dark navy shoes went very well with a navy suit, just as a pair of black shoes went very well with a dark charcoal suit. From the way that he explained, back when he bought his navy shoes in London in the 1950s, it wasn't exactly a widespread colour, but neither was it unheard of or only limited to dandies.

    I just couldn't conceive of it at the time but now I'm much more open to the idea of a conservatively-styled pair of navy shoes.
     
  10. clee1982

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    well that navy has to be super dark I assume?
     
  11. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Journeyman - interesting perspective - thanks for sharing.
     
  12. Slewfoot

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    Some new suede Vass for the Fall...the Chukkas on the P2 last and the high boots on the 3636 last.

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  13. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    And here are some Chukkas from a friend on the P2 last. Impressive.

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  14. steveyoo1983

    steveyoo1983 Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    wonder if vass can do something like this....in museum calf (if they get any more that is)
    (picture is form Ovadia&sons.....very similar to jermyn 3)
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  15. Slewfoot

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    ^ Can't hurt to ask!
     
  16. BeSpiffington

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    Gentlemen, does anybody have photos of a Vass derby, either Budapest or plain toe with a 270 or 360 goyser welt, that would get a convert to handmade shoes excited about the possibility of acquiring a pair?
     
  17. FrankCowperwood

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    Both look very nice. Is the suede dark brown? I see a green tint, but figure that may be the indoor lighting. Enjoy!
     
  18. rc121

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    so now that you've helped me settle on the OE II in oxblood, time to figure out sizing. I'm an 8 EEE in pretty much all Allen Edmonds. When I emailed Rezso, he said a 44 was equal to a UK 10, so I assume that would mean a 41 would be a UK 7/US 8. But other charts show a 41 as a US 8.5. My original plan had been to get a 41G until I found out they could do an H.

    So can anyone help with the sizing, as it seems I could be either a 40H, 40.5H or 41H?
     
  19. steveyoo1983

    steveyoo1983 Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Hey rc121

    I did an MTOs for my friends who wear 7UK wide and he got 40.5G (wide) on U last. He wears it a little snug but told me it was a good fit.
    Hope that helps. Cheers
     
  20. venividivicibj

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    I got a 43 and I'm a 9uk 10d us
     

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