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

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

  1. andreasky

    andreasky Well-Known Member

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    Yes, it would be helpful to view a catalogue with the available suede colors.
     
  2. bertie

    bertie Senior member

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    Thanks - that red suede looks nice
     
  3. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    Really great pics guys...a lot of inspiration there...for bad, bad things....
     
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    Thanks to those who replied. I another question - just bought 2 pairs and was toying with the idea of not putting any rubber on the soles. For those who don't, how long do the soles actually last? I know this is very subjective but If anyone could advise I would be greatfull. I have 2-3 pairs so at a minimum each pair gets used twice a week.. I also take public transport to and from work, although there is considerable walking I wouldn't call it excessive.. If anyone has a similar experience and could share your thoughts?
     
  5. tcideneb

    tcideneb Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone - I visited Vass store last week and would just like to say a few words. Unfortunately I can't share pics as I am only using a mobile device as I need to get a new laptop.

    To get things out of the way I am by no means an expert.. Before vass my most exp shoes where a church's city line which I like a lot (despite the bashing that it gets :)) and a pair of EG which I have yet to wear yet. I only learned of Vass through this forum so here are my amateur thoughts on the visit.

    The main shop ( the newer one) is on the same street as the smaller one. Blink and you will miss the small and I guess older shop.

    Before I went I was aiming at 2-3 pairs. I knew I wanted a brogue and a double monk and left chance for a 3rd which ever would take my fancy. First up was the brogue. Got it on the Budapest last. For those who have not tried it is actually (visually) much slimmer and longated to what pics suggest. Next was the double monk. I wanted it in a Bordeaux but they only had it in a brown therefore I had it on order. Could not find a 3rd that I really liked so my wallet thanked me for that.

    Overall it was a great experience, met Rezso and the staff were helpfull. My advice is probably have in mind what you want as once you enter there are a lot of shoes which causes confusion. For example, if only I had time and looked at the brochure properly I probably would have got the brogue on the 3636 last.. Not regretting, but you know :)..

    Also, despite the range being quite large I wasn't really interested in most of the models and they didn't have a lot of the Italian models I was after or oxfords in colours that I wanted - this is just an FYI incase people are coming in from afar.

    Personally, I did not like the U or K last, I thought I would have liked U at least as the K was very chiseled ( I hope I got the lasts right) for my liking.

    As for the fit I got. 41.5 which seemed to fit me ok for all lasts. I am in the process of breaking the budapester in and right from go, it's very comfortable. In terms of fit, very good maybe a slight wriggle room as I was wearing thinner socks.. But definitely a lot more comfy then when I was wearing my churches initially.

    Sorry for the long post and thanks for reading
     
  6. stmaier

    stmaier Senior member

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    Would someone mind PMing me the IBAN number for Vass. I am trying to send them a wire and my bank is telling me that it should be 27 characters long...the one I have is 28...I know that Reszo is off Monday and Tuesday and I am traveling the rest of the week...
     
  7. rikod

    rikod Senior member

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    Wanted to share a few detail pics of my one of my favorites after much wear, hava a nice sunday everyone.


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  8. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    looking right.
     
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    Obviously depending on what you deem as not excessive is personal but a shoe that is used in a rotation should probably last 1.5-2 years depending on the surface you walk on etc. I definitely wouldn't put rubber on as then you kind of loose the point of buying a quality shoe like this. Unless they are to be used for rainy days in which case you should choose danite soles or overshoes. Just my two cents.
    Beautiful, love the patina!
     
  11. tcideneb

    tcideneb Well-Known Member

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    Obviously depending on what you deem as not excessive is personal but a shoe that is used in a rotation should probably last 1.5-2 years depending on the surface you walk on etc. I definitely wouldn't put rubber on as then you kind of loose the point of buying a quality shoe like this. Unless they are to be used for rainy days in which case you should choose danite soles or overshoes. Just my two cents. 

    Thanks, stupid question, but how do people make their shoes last for 5-10 years then? Through minimal wear? I know they can be re-soled but you wouldn't be doing that more than twice I imagine?

    Thanks
     
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  13. tcideneb

    tcideneb Well-Known Member

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    Thank you, your English is perfect
     
  14. RogerP

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    rikod - those look terrific.
     
  15. SuitedDx

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    Thanks for posting as I've been wanting to see how a pair similar to this ages. Can you confirm that this is cognac?
     

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