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

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

  1. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    Depends on the Lobb we are talking about, right?
    Lobb SAS Paris might have suffered from the ownership of Hermès but I don't think Lobb Ltd St James has.
     


  2. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Lobb is leagues above C&J and has been pretty consistent after taking over the old EG.

    JL Paris bespoke still top notch.

    JL RTW now is slightly worse than EG; specifically with the use of heat formed PET/plastic heel counter.
     


  3. NAMOR

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    It's from I<3JL's personal experience you ignoramus. Are you going to tell someone their personal experiences are wrong because they are different from yours? Let me guess, rlpl EG is #1 under each of those categories? You haven't even owned anything aside from EG, AS, and C&J. The only lists you need to pay attention to is the one that tracks the # of times you repost pictures of 4 ugly shoes
     
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    Have you any experience with Carmina? I think from an aesthetic viewpoint they are better than C&J bench grade and on par with Handgrade.

    I would be a bigger fan of JL if I could find a last that suited my feet best. 8000 is the best, 8695 voluminous.

    From a build perspective, the first thing I notice when I pick up a shoe is how well the heel is constructed. I once had a pair of JL bespoke and the space between the heel ad outsole was so airtight and immaculate. The aesthetic of the shoe left much to be desired but the heel was a work of art
     


  5. isshinryu101

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    So many people want to equate overall quality with sole treatment now. Not a good idea because a gorgeous sole can mean nothing in terms of overall quality. Your "heel-check" method is so much more indicative. When the proper attention is paid to the heel, it shows the maker pays attention to details.
     


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    popcorn.gif again...

    How the fk are you only 26.
     


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    Fiddler Senior member

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    I wear Vass 3 eye derby on F Last in 42 and it fits perfect. Also have a shell loafer in P2 Last that feels like I could have gotten away with a half size smaller....P2 seems to have more room in the toe area and the sides. But I only know this now....I would never have dared to size down blind as I did not know the possible outcome.
     


  8. Mr. Moo

    Mr. Moo Boxercise Toughguy

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    :uhoh:
     


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    SuitedDx Senior member

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    I just like all the aforementioned shoes (except SC since I haven't owned a pair yet). :nodding:
     


  11. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    You defy the odds with every post you make; I like my chances
     


  12. Roguls

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    These are most excellent.
     


  13. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Such an interesting makeup;

    Light color balmoral
    Shell cordovan balmoral
    Light edge trim balmoral
    Norvegese stitching on balmoral

    Think all those characteristics are better suited for a blucher or boot. Looks nice though
     
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    Also, wouldn't lighter colored stitching be better suited and a uniformed look be better suited to this style?
     


  15. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Yes agree - I am a GG & EG fanatic of their aesthetically finished product myself, and would go ballistic with the bold statements.... But this was before my voyage into Hungarian and Austrian shoes.

    If any of the GG & EG fanantics wish to challenge my list, I look forward to their posts.
    If any of the GG & EG fanantics who experienced the delight of the Vass/SC shoes, I'll embrace their comments.
     
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