Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.
Good conversation on the comparison. Thanks gang.
You speak very highly about their shoes. It makes me very looking forward to my first Vass shoe next month.
You became my favorite member.
Love those shoes rikod - I would SO take them off your hands if they were my size. Shell in that colour is very high on my want list.
ilovelobbs - thanks for all the good info throughout. I suspect some of the G&G and EG crowd would go ballistic over some of your comments, but nobody can question that you have a valid frame of reference.
Thanks, saddle shell is a wonderful color, I really dislike the natural soles, I don't understand why they send them like that, but that's an easy fix, the mistake in the leather was too much.
Not sure how anyone here can get sick of this pic
This does make some sense; fit is key, also in shoes. But then again, once you nailed the size, you're good to go. A former (very) senior member here advised me to just give it a shot and if your first pair don't work out, you can always sell them here. I was lucky the first time around and have not looked back.
Or if the vendor allows returns, you are only out the cost of shipping to get your size right going forward. Vass shoes are such a tremendous value relative to shoes of comparable quality, it's not a huge one-time risk to take, IMO.
Thanks re. the pic.
Very interesting; is this all from personal experience?
Seeing as we've been having a lot of activity lately around these parts, can anyone comment on sizing between the F and P2 lasts? Half a size down? or same size?
There is so much wrong with this I don't know where to start.
NORE - fascinating statement...feel free to start anywhere.
I am keen to expand on the above list and have a constructive conversation in a creative manner.
I am happy to back my list based on insight, experience, knowledge and ownership of ALL
the above shoes.
Here's addition to my list.
Aesthetically - Berluti's
Value for Money - Vass
Overall personal favourite - Lobb
How would you rank? For leather quality, durability is an important factor, IMO. Personally, I would have to put JL at the bottom there. Very nice to start with, but is really a high maintenance leather to keep from cracking. EG suffers from the same issue, I have observed. Couldn't comment on durability for SC or GG, as I have only experienced them new (or at least relatively new).
But how good is really lobb? It seems they where better before then now, no?
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