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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. Torsion

    Torsion Senior member

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    Agreed - I did have the same issue, the hardest thing is the ability to size correctly with a new brand especially online if you have not physically tried on the shoe IMO. Following the advise of others on here when I posted photos of the initial pair I received, I returned and I sized down and the fit is now perfect. For the money spent I didn't want to go with the option of heel or tongue pad having already previously owned some mis-fitting shoes and NEVER going down that route again.
    You won't be disappointed once you get the right ones!
     
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    This worries me - I faced the same dilemna and went for the half size bigger rather than the smaller as I was worried I wont have enough length. I have 2 incoming in around 2 weeks time in the U and K last.
     
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  4. RogerP

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    Back to back days in Vass U-last wingtips. Spectators with haf-sole: [​IMG] [​IMG] And (finally!) the maiden voyage of the Red Cognac pair with goyser stitch and full double sole: [​IMG] [​IMG] No, the haf-sole pair did not feel "unbalanced" in any way. :)
     
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  5. DonRaphael

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    Looks great, RogerP. I really like the spectators.

    Is red cognac the same as bordeaux? If not, any idea what the difference is in terms of shade?
     
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    The only thing that is unbalanced here is the number of pairs of Vass that you have versus the rest of us... :))

    Really like the red cognac!!! So tempted...this forum is super dangerous!
     
  8. RogerP

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    Don - no - Red Cognac is more of a red/brown mix than Bordeaux, which is more of a light burgundy. Red Cognac is brighter / more vibrant overall than the more subdued Bordeaux. Bordeaux is likely the more versatile shade as between the two.
     
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    Thanks. Either way, yours look great. I have a pair of C&J Westbourne in chestnut that I usually match with tan trousers. You confirmed that I'm doing the right choice with your picture. :)
     
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    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    I prefer the gray ... but the others are really nice.
     
  12. arahat

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    Australian tanned Brown kangaroo. Hints of purple within. Lovely soft, supple hand to the leather.

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    And a pair of Vass chukka boots made from the same leather.

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. jaywhyy

    jaywhyy Senior member

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    ^Those are sick. Kangaroo's the toughest leather out there, I read. Is Vass offering it now?
     
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    @rogerp kicking ass since ...forever, looking good my man :)
     
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    Where are you sourcing your Kangaroo from, been looking for some for some leatherworking.
     
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    Thanks gents. @arahat - loving those Kangaroo chukkas - seriously nice.
     
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    Cheers Roger, I must say the same for your spectators and red cognac shoes. Your taste is impeccable as usual.
     
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    No, they do not prefer this leather for shoes, they probably will make one if you supply the leather.
     
  19. Louis XIV

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    Has anybody ordered a 2 eyelet chukka from Vass?
    How does one specify the following sole and it is posible to have the heel treated like that aswell?
    [​IMG]
     
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    My Oxfords are made with factory fitted topy. Don't know about the heel option tho
     
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