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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. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Ilovelobbs, can you please post up the vass dover too? thank you
     
  3. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I will own a Dover one day.
     
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  5. RogerP

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    ^^^ Thanks my man.

    I'm with you on 4, and have no similar basis for comparison for 1.

    3 is subjective as to preference - I happen to like both - I'm all about variety of styles, colours and materials in my rotation. I like the fact that I can more easily alter the shading and tone of my EG crust as well. I agree that crust requires more maintenance, but not "lots". I've worn my Galways a lot this winter and haven't had to fuss with them constantly.

    If you're saying that the Vass calf is better finished, then I'm not sure I agree with 2. I think the EG crust is very well finished, and likely involves a lot more hand work in the burnishing etc. as compared with Vass. The finishes are different, but absent personal preference I don't see an objective basis for saying one is better finished than the other.
     
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    Wurger,

    I am on holiday, hence spending my free time on SF and these porn thread to properly "chill out".

    Will post when I am back home.

    LL.
     
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    You and me both :fistbump:
     
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    I don't think Vass can do the split toe stitching the way Edward Green does it. Nor the apron stitching for that matter. I believe member stmair (sp?) enquired about it but ultimately came away unsuccessful in that endeavour. Below is a picture of the two kinds of split toe stitching Vass does. I would be more than happy to be proven wrong. If Vass can duplicate the Dover I'd be more than happy to buy a pair.

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    Didn't you recently submit a MTO for the Gaziano & Girling Hove? I thought you posted that you believed the Hove to be the superior implementation of that particular style?
     
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    I do think the Hove is more stylish, but I can't get the Dover out of my mind either. Might have to get them both...
     
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    Wow...very fantastic model
     
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    To compensate the longer shape while keeping the same width, is going with 42.5 wide a good idea?
    I feel that a UK9EE Carmina Rain is a bit long... 4 cm gap between longest toe & shoe tip.
    I have asked Vass & Ascot Shoe, they do recommend 43 though.
     
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    Awesome colour...Metal Grey alligator

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    Oh wow, that willow calf is something else. Who tanned it and why did EG discontinue using the leather?
     
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    Small update: I have been on ski holidays for a week after my budapest trip, some pictures coming up soon!
     
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    I agree on the flair & sharpness of the Hove. Nowadays most Dover are made on the chunky dainite sole and
    rounder 202 last - which doesn't appeal to all


    Some ideas behind the names given.

    Hove is a small town near the fashionable seaside town of Brighton.
    Dover is a industrial working class town in the county of Kent ;-)
     
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    There's little burnishing involved with the Willow Calf - the high raw material cost was a certain factor
    and the supplier couldn't provide the high quality consistently on a sheet per sheet basis...
     
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    How is this possible to enforce - are the Vass retailers in the US tying Vass hands.
     
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    Correct. I had sent some up close pics of the Nevis and asked them to do their interpretation. Here is the finished product. Very similar to the RL Gianni.

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    My man, there is no guarantee in e-sizing - it is educated guesswork at best. But when you are getting the same recommendation from a number of different sources, you should probably give that some careful consideration. Just understand the return / exchange policy from whichever source you buy from. And also consider that if you chose to re-sell yourself, you'd have a lager pool of potential buyers for a 43 than a 42.5 wide.

    I may have missed it, but what are you getting anyway?
     

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