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

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

  1. nickrut

    nickrut Senior member

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    Good conversation on the comparison. Thanks gang.
     
  2. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    You speak very highly about their shoes. It makes me very looking forward to my first Vass shoe next month.
     
  3. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    You became my favorite member.
     
  4. RogerP

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    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.
     
  5. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    Excellent!



    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.
     
  6. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Not sure how anyone here can get sick of this pic :bigstar:
    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.
     
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    RogerP Senior member

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  8. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Very interesting; is this all from personal experience?
     
  9. joiji

    joiji Senior member

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    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?
     
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    rikod Senior member

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  12. NORE

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    There is so much wrong with this I don't know where to start.
     
  13. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    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
     
  14. isshinryu101

    isshinryu101 Senior member

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    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).
     
  15. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    But how good is really lobb? It seems they where better before then now, no?
     
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