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

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

  1. SHS

    SHS Senior member

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    Great pictures Ascotshoes, however, I would suggest that you include photos of the shoes from the wearer's point of view, like this:

     
  2. Roguls

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    This. Weird angles FTL.
     
  3. Odd I/O

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    What size are you in other shoes like Edward Green, Gaziano and Girling, Alden, etc...?
     
  4. Ascotshoes

    Ascotshoes Active Member

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  5. RogerP

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    9 / 9.5 in EG Galway - 888 last.

    9.5 in Alden Barrie last.

    Sammy - those austerity brogues are dreamy. Is that bordeaux?
     
  6. Ascotshoes

    Ascotshoes Active Member

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  7. mtc2000

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    Some shell Cordovan Double Monks.

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  8. Bonggoy

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    Goyser welt has it's place. They don't look right in a sleek last.

    What's color is the first set of shells?
     
  9. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Yes and no - I'm not fond of the contrasting Goyser stitching on the monks above, but do love the tone-on-tone execution on my tri-cognac oxfords:

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  10. mtc2000

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    I absolutely have nothing against a tri-color shoes. But just want to point out, according to Laszlo Vass' book "Handmade Shoes for Men" Quote:

    "However, as a rule, shoe designers restrict themselves to combinations of two colors or contrasting leather finishes. Any more than this would be regarded as excessive extravagance." end of quote.

    That's page 80 from the very book that Vass authored in 2006. I guess style and taste change over time.
     
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  11. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I'm glad he broke his own rule. These rank among my favourite shoes.
     
  12. Bonggoy

    Bonggoy Senior member

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    That's probably a customer MTO. VASS will do anything you want within reason.
     
  13. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Pretty much all Vass shoes are MTO, so I'm not sure that is much of a distinction.
     
  14. venividivicibj

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    Well they do have about 80 'stock models' that are cheaper
     
  15. Bonggoy

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    The point is, Laszlo does not normally carry a tri-color shoe in his regular line. Majority, if not all of the one you see are MTO.
     

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