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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. sdolina

    sdolina Senior member

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    Took a pic of my 18 month old monks, love the way they are aging.

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    Pic taken at arrival

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  2. TheTukker

    TheTukker Senior member

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    Could be wrong, but isn't that single tapered to double sole?

    Nice buy btw!
     
  3. FrankCowperwood

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    These are really beautiful. I only have burgundy shell as an accent on a pair of Vass, but it seems like the handle the color very nicely. Are these on a single sole?
     
  4. stmaier

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    yup...single sole...I think burgundy shell is the perfect color for the Alt Wien design...
     
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  5. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    Won't argue with you about that. :fistbump:
     
  6. sstomcat

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    Infact it will look good in any of Vass models....
     
  7. ferrarip4

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    Thanks! Very happy with the buy.

    The sole looks very thick so I have to check if it's in fact a double sole. Not wearing them today but these beautiful wholecuts from Di Mella Napoli, bought from Vittorio at Morigi. Have the black and cognac and of course matching belts :)
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  9. ferrarip4

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    Will take a picture tonight and post it to resolve this debate!
     
  10. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    How much are Bass belts?
     
  11. FrankCowperwood

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    I think I paid 75 Euros for a calf belt earlier in year. Was already ordering shoes at the time, so don't know what the shipping would be.
     
  12. gyasih

    gyasih Senior member

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    Thanks, glad you didn't joke about Bass.
     
  13. Slewfoot

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    These are really great. At some point I should probably add a pair of Vass Burgundy shell and medium brown suede to my collection. Just need to ponder the model and design.
     
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    Autocorrect had gotten us all at some point. :)
     
  15. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    If I can add my 2 pence on this subject and good to see you back.

    John Lobb has 150k Laser cutting machines for the uppers and patterns, and other 100k machines to now put the uppers onto the last (you won't see any of these machines in their promotional videos) so I expect every single pair to be cleanly cut and consistently well made. You pay double compare to Vass to obtain the bare maximum from Lobbs. Don't get me wrong, but every shoe manufacturer makes mistakes, some are smarter at hiding them.

    Vass shoes has a uniqueness about them, not one shoes are exactly the same. If you ordered 2 pairs of the old English 2 in size 42, they may vary slightly if you had 2 separate guys doing the hand stitching. That's the beauty of Vass. Variety in life great.

    Chogall, mediocre a harsh word to use against Vass.

    LL
     
  16. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    More uninformed than harsh I would posit.
     
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  17. sstomcat

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    Thats the correct price.
     
  18. HRoi

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    Hmm, in what universe would one consider Vass as "mediocre"?
     
  19. mebiuspower

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    Quote:If you're a Saudi prince?
     
  20. chogall

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    LL, please let me know how does laser cutting machines relate to lasting.

    Without repeating myself from another thread and going full eristic, Vass manufactures for its spec determined by its price. ~$800 retail price (including customs) is NOT too notch but mediocre. It's better bang for the buck for sure as the labor cost in Hungary is much cheaper than UK. But the same thing could be said for the labor cost at Bangladesh.
     

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