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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    This is great, I got almost the same model except the details.
    I'm not sure about the metal caps on the hills, suppose they make a sounds?
     


  2. sdolina

    sdolina Senior member

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    Very nice pair, and the round toe really adds a charm to the U-last.
     
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  3. Jakezero

    Jakezero Senior member

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    The metal heel-pieces make quite a bang, but it matters little to me. If I were ever to break and enter, which is the only situation in which I would personally be concerned with the noise my steps make, I think I would forgo shoes altogether. :p But, on a more serious note, I like the steel heel-pieces. I thought that since I was finally placing an order with Vass, I might as well have them made just as I imagined them, even if it might be a bit unconventional by the standards of today.
     


  4. Roguls

    Roguls Senior member

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    Where I work - in an American High School - I could not wear these. The cheap, hard "tile" floors are so damned slippery. I once had a pair of classic Florsheim V-Cleat Longwings and had to sell them, because I almost busted my ass a dozen times in two wearings. And I am fairly athletic.

    Metal toe taps, though? Perfect.
     


  5. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Is there anyone who does proxy for SF'ers who would like vass?
     


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    I bought a couple of pairs from Ascot Shoes (based out of England) and Notch (based out of Belgium).
    With Ascot Shoes, I bought models they already had in stock so I received my pairs within a week. With Notch, my pair had to be special ordered so it took roughly 7 weeks for me to receive them; he takes payment after the shoes are made and just before he ships them so one should not worry about the wait.
    Both are highly recommended as they were excellent to deal with great communication and shipment. I live in Southern California and did not get charged customs duties on any of the pairs delivered.
     


  7. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    So what's the difference between these lasts?

    3636
    P2 (new Peter?)
    P3 (new Peter/3636??)
    F

    I'm going to get an alt wien, but the 3636's look blobby/gunboat-ish online, and I don't want them to look blobby.

    So what're the differences between these lasts, and which would you recommend for the alt wien?
     


  8. Ilovelobbs

    Ilovelobbs Senior member

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    Quote:P2 or F last for the Alt Wein...
     


  9. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have the Alt Wien in P3 and 3636. While neither is a disaster, they're not especially flattered by the toe-cap which emphasizes width while reducing apparent length.


    If you fit the F, that is the safest bet. Otherwise, I'd look first at Norweger or Budapester models.

    Some of this may be size-specific, BTW. A few of the lasts tend to be a little ungainly if they're taken out of their sweet spot. I wear a 45.
     
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    great observations, concordia
     


  11. terradilavoro

    terradilavoro Senior member

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    I'm in love - latest aquisition Vass two tone Oxfords

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    cheerio
    Joachim
     


  12. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Hmm, those look vaguely familiar.[​IMG]


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    Congrats.
     
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  13. terradilavoro

    terradilavoro Senior member

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    Thank you Dan. Guess yours are build on the F-Last. Wear in good health. cheerio Joachim
     


  14. dddrees

    dddrees Senior member

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    Thank you sir, and you as well.

    That's correct, mine are on the F-Last.


    Cheers,

    Dan
     
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  15. tchoy

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    Old English Oxford in cognac, chose 1.5 sole it's more dressier and elegant imho.



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