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

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

  1. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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  2. dlind

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    Would you recommend going down in size for a W/C as you would for a loafer? or would you choose the same size as you normally would if that normally gives you a very snugg fit?
     


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    My advice is to avoid a plain toe. Try a plain wingtip perhaps, or maybe an austerity brogue. Plain toe shoes like wholecuts usually look best when new. They won't look like wholecuts anymore after a few wears with all the creases appearing.
     


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    Main usage will be with suit at work. I work more often than having evenings out :). But, it would also be used on some dressy evenings. The beuty of wholecuts is the 'cleanness'. With a floating medallion it's still clean, but something more is happening. So many decisions to make, phu...The beuty and the curse of MTO options... The cobbler I use is Bäckmans at Nybrogatan. They're good. Never tried them on toe taps though.
     


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    I agree, i'm still torn between a medallion and a clean toe as well. Just think that in the K-last without the medallion it almost looks like GG sinatra which is just a beautiful shoe!

    Ok, thank you I will give them a try.
     
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    My first order from Vass! Old English II Oxblood. The photos aren't great, as you can probably tell I took them during night time.

    I paid for topy as well, not sure if I'll get one for my next order. Any thoughts?


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    The Topy question is a big one and there tends to be two camps, personally I would never put a topy on a brand new leather sole as it kind of defeats the point of having a nice leather sole from the start. If you are going to be wearing it in a lot of bad weather danite is a better choice imo, and otherwise just use the beautiful leather sole vass will provide and after 2-3 years when it's worn down invest in a quality resoling. Well worth the marginally higher cost of leather resole vs. several topy resoles. Also the point of having a hand sewn sole is that you can have it resoled many times without the construction faulting. Just my two cents. Very nice shoes regardless.
     


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    Glad to provide the service and thanks! :)
     


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    Glad to help!
     


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    Guys, what color is this? Oxblood or Burgundy?

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  12. j ingevaldsson

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    Wholecuts on U or K are a marvellous choice. I actually think K might be even better for it. I myself am going to order a black clean wholecut on the K-last, don't know in which order I want to go with my coming purchases though so well see when I pull the trigger on those. I think the picture above, Swede66, is oxblood. In sunlight it looks quite reddish, but indoors when darker they are almost black. Beatiful color. Dlind, as for a cobbler in Stockholm, Bäckmans are great, but I think that the best one definately is Carina and her collegue at Skomakeri Framåt in Gamla stan. And about wholecuts creasing, of course they do. But to me that's part of the beauty. I mean shoes do crease, and different models crease differently, that's part of the deal. If you don't want shoes to crease, don't wear them.
     
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    +1 to every single thing you just said, except I might go with U over K
     


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    Great input as always J!

    I'll go for wholecut in oxblood on the U-last.

    If only I could make my mind up with regards to medallion or not...

    Thanx also for the tip on cobbler. Need to try them out for the next resole.
     


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