Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.
Vass blast from the past in Navy
Very Very nice sir!
Thank you! Hopefully that one day will come real soon!
Thanks for all your thoughts, gentlemen. I think I will defer the Goyser sewing to another Vass order.
These loafers will likely be a size 45, since that fits me well in the New Peter last, and I'd wear them casually. So I think a double sole could work. I'm also considering Dainite. Mr. Kuti says they can add the Dainite to a thin leather sole to create essentially a single sole.
In fact, this is the shoe as shown on the Vass site, and noted as single sole:
This is a Budapest last Norweger (albeit not a loafer) that's said to show a double sole:
Hard to tell whicht I'd prefer from looking at the photos. I don't think I'd taper from double to single though, not on the Budapest last anyway.
And just in case anyone here is interested, here is a photo of the available scotch grain that Mr. Kuti sent:
From the left to the right: Bordeaux, blue, black, brown, red, cognac.
That style in a 45 - you could easily pull of a double sole, IMO.
Another factor is weight and height.
The average Italian build can get away with a slim single shoe....
Our average American cousin may need to re-consider his option
life too short - no point taking all that money with you....half will end up with the tax man.
Just do it.
Oy - 45 is not big
An alternative to Vass?
Simple derbie in saddle cordovan, F last
Loafer in brown cordovan, F last
Both of them look lovely!
As long as the tree is forcing the shoe to straighten up, thats good enough. You don't want the tree to be touching the vamp area, it is actually not good for the shoe
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