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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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    ^^^ That is such a rich-looking shade - congrats!
     
  2. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    Welcome to Vass world,
    you will like it very very much.
     
  3. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    sorry my eyes are getting older. very nice
     
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  4. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    right size or half size to big?
     
  5. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Lovley collections...compliments...But are they all yours? =)
     
  6. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    were you channeling the aldenxepaulet captoe?

    looks great yeah would be great with that edgetrim though
     
  7. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I'd be happy with any one of those, but none are mine - I just saw a bunch of new (to me anyway) images posted on the Ascot Facebook page and thought I'd share.
     
  8. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    Shell cordovan alt wien = very very good.
    Double monk = very very good.
    Chukka boot = good
     
  9. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    ^
    Why the chukka boot only good, and not very very good?
     
  10. mimo

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    ^^^ Let me take a wild guess: "Haf" sole, which (I believe) needs an extra layer of leather in the heel to compensate for the thicker fore sole. In the side picture, you can see that the front of the heel isn't sitting flat, levered up by the double sole, while the heel is only as deep as for a single sole. How much of an issue this is has been hotly debated of course. But we know where SoS stands on the matter, and this is SF after all: we do detail.

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    SoS I'm not positive that they are the correct size but I can tell you: there is minimal slippage, there are areas that are tight (but maybe this is because they are still new), and there is a bit of play width-wise though not an uncomfortable amount. I certainly wouldn't size up from here but would consider a half size down.

    Good eye - what type of things do you look for to ensure fit? How do those aspects change after the shoe is broken in?

    They are sized 43 and I am a 9.5 in most brands like C&J.
     
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  12. CHRK33

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    Ding, ding, ding, exactly right, Namor. Who knows when the Alden's would be restocked, so I wanted a superior Vass alternative.

    What do you think? Any modifications beside the welt and edgetrim color that I should be making? I thought they turned out very well.
     
  13. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    33, I've not tried the P2 last: I'd take your shoes happily, but I've found the F last a touch long in a 43.5 so will probably try a half size down next time. Do you by any chance have both to compare?
     
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    Mimo, I actually just compared a pair on the F last that I own and I would say the P2 last is a 1-2 mm shorter than the F last in length, but wider in the forefoot and the toe box. P2 is a more classic rounded last. I hope that helps. PM if you think it will work for you. They are an awesome pair of shoes and I already put a re-order in with Reszo, as I imagine they will find a happy new home soon.
     
  15. agedashidofu

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    You'll have to excuse the photo bomb - really excited to get this pair - so much so that I was late for work this morning, just to wait for the right sunlight. My wife thinks that I have a serious problem (she was also late for work because of me.) [​IMG]

    Vass U Last Italian Oxford Saddle Shell Cordovan

    The saddle shade this time came reddish orange (never seen this shade of saddle before), and is very close to my Alden Ravello's shade. I've provided comparison photos of the pair, versus Carmina's saddle cordovan - which looks orange still, but lacks the reddish tone that this pair has. I was told however, that this was unusual, and that their new batch of saddle won't have the same shade. Had I known this, I would have made 2 pairs!

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  16. mimo

    mimo Senior member

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    Magnificent!

    (33, it sounds like these would be a bit big for me, but thank you.)
     
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    lovely shells!!
     
  18. RogerP

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    Quote:+1. The variability in shade when it comes to shell is something others complain about, but I love. These are gorgeous. Enjoy the heck out of them!
     
  19. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Stunning color on those VASS... :drool:
     
  20. NAMOR

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    My oh my those are nice wingtips
     

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