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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. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    DWFII, so who produces the shoe with the greatest spi today?
    How comes there is nobody interested in raising cattle as slowly as it was done in the past, because it will surely be the turbo mast which will make leathers having a lower quality, right?
     


  2. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    I make no such assumption. Kindly refrain from placing idiotic words in my mouth.

    Oh, and I'd venture a guess that Vass takes pride in his product as well.
     
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  3. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    I have no idea. Probably some obscure English or Japanese maker living off, or on the border of, the grid and who is something of an iconoclast. And who is kind of secretly pissed off because in a consumer driven society, where style trumps substance, the pursuit of excellence is akin to aberrant and perverted behaviour.

    As for the leather...it's not just the raising but the tanning...again, it all comes down to the bottom line--"time is money" and money is the only thing that makes life worthwhile.
     
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  4. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Don't take things so personally...or take a nap...one.
     


  5. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Oh look, humour.
     


  6. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Trying to wire money to Vass... for those that have used Western Union (WU), did you go through the regular WU website or WU FX? Anyone know the difference?
     


  7. FrankCowperwood

    FrankCowperwood Senior member

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    The regular WU website wouldn't allow me to transfer EUR to Hungary, even when the account is denominated in EUR. At least that was the case when I looked at it late last year.

    Currency Fair has been pretty easy to use and slightly cheaper than WU FX (lower fee and better exchange rate it seems). If you haven't looked at that yet, it is an option. There's one detail with CF that's important, if you want to go that route. You can PM me if you like and I'll explain rather than filling up space that should be used for photos of shoes.
     


  8. wurger

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    Oh, what you getting?
     


  9. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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    Flirting with #75 and/or #89. Finally got settled and sold a couple of shoes so I have room again. :D
     


  10. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    ^^^ Two very different choices, but both appealing.
     


  11. mimo

    mimo Pernicious Enabler

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    "Both" was also the first word to pop into my mind when I checked which those two were....and has remained there like a throbbing neon sign. Wonder why.
     


  12. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Anyone size down from F to the P2? (I've heard it's longer and wider than the F)
     


  13. joiji

    joiji Senior member

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    I wondered the same thing, and then took the same size. Instep is a little lower, fore foot a little wider, and around 5mm shorter, but with a more rounded toe. I'll try and take a comparison for you when its light out.
     


  14. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    Okay thanks, because I had closed laces on my F last when new (I think I'm like size 42.75) and if p2 is bigger it will definitely be too big.
     


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    I get the same size although the P2 is bigger. A half size down may work although it also may be too short. I just put in a thin leather Tacco insole which takes up the extra space so problem solved.
     


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