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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. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Just factory applied topy, that is normal heel
     
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  2. arahat

    arahat Senior member

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    Cheers, I sourced those kangaroo myself. Let me know if you are interested, I'm happy to help.



    I think I can say with certainty that I doubt anyone here speaks on behalf of Vass on the matters of kangaroo leather supply or quality.
    I can only make judgement from the kangaroo leather I have at hand and from what I have seen, felt and learnt at the tannery.
     
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  3. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    arahat, those kangaroo chukkas are awesome!

    Here are mine in navy suede.





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  4. arahat

    arahat Senior member

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    Oh navy suede, nice. Those are excellent tchoy.
    Why didn't I think of that?
     
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    tchoy Senior member

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    Thanks! I love my suede shoes.
     
  6. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Beautiful color...For me these are the most comfortable shoes. I have a similar pair and they are perfect.
     
  7. terrorsquad

    terrorsquad Senior member

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    Arahat,can you PM me the price of the kangaroo leather :)
     
  8. Louis XIV

    Louis XIV Senior member

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    My question was whether it is possible to ask for a toppied heel aswell.
    I have never had a shoe toppied before and thus don't know if it makes sense to have the heel toppied aswell.
     
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  10. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Excellent. Chukkas are my fave shoe style. When I retire and have less need of more formal dress shoes, I'll be in chukkas every damned day. [​IMG]
     
  11. tchoy

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    Thanks Roger! I am lucky I can get away wearing suits or sports coat for work with my chukka boots. i was going to order the Carmina blue suede chukka boots but decided on the Vass as it's a better fit for me.
     
  12. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    @tchoy Ascot has that blue suede pair in my size and I was tempted even though I have the Carminas. Yes, I have issues....

    They have a sleek looking pair in black calf as well, but I need to sit on my wallet at least until the fall as home renovations are eating up discretionary cash.

    I wear my St. C. chukkas with a sport coat and tie, but generally go with a dress shoe for suits.

    Enjoy those blue suede beauties!
     
  13. tchoy

    tchoy Senior member

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    You me and a few of us here all have issues :).
    I have more shoes then I care to admit. If budget wasn't wasn't an issues I think most of my shoes will be coming from Saint Crispins. Your Stc chukka a are just stunning.
     
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    I am at the upper end of that scale at UK8 so hopefully the issue is less amplified for me than what it would be for someone ordering a UK6 (ie someone ordering EU40). I ordered EU42 on Reszo's recommendation.
     
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    Love your choice in goyser with a closed-laced shoe. You have another pair with that make-up, correct? Your photos helped me from second guessing myself as I have an order with goyser on the OEII on the way =)
     
  16. SimplyLime

    SimplyLime Well-Known Member

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    Is it just me or the more I look at these kinds of shoes, the uglier AE/alden/c&j benchgrades/etc look.
     
  17. rydenfan

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    Epaulet x VASS scotch grain captoes

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  18. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Quote:Yes - this pair below is essentially the same make-up - and thanks! [​IMG] rydenfan - love that scotchgrain pair.
     
  19. Ironist

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    Hey guys, I'm placing an order for two cordovan shoes and I was wondering if I could get some input on whether or not this makeup makes sense and has a place in one's shoe wardrobe. First of all, I have no derby or cordovan shoes and I usually wear business casual clothes. I'm probably over-thinking this but I'm dropping a lot of money and I don't want to have any regrets.

    #1 Punched cap toe derby, basically the same as below (F Last / Single Sole) but in oxblood shell.

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    When I see this style it's mostly in calf and shell seems much more prevalent with other styles of derby shoes (PTB / LWB). Is there a valid reason for this? Does the fact that it has features pulling in opposite directions make it more or less versatile? On one hand there's the sleeker F last, quarter brogue, and single sole and then in the opposite direction there's cordovan and derby. I love the design, it's just I'm wondering if the shell would make it worse and I'd be better off getting a LWB.

    Also, the other shoe is a Budapest in antique cognac cordovan so I thought a punch toe would make sense. Am I going to regret the punched cap toes? Will this makeup not look good or have no place in my wardrobe? Thanks.

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  20. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have the latter model in Antic Cordovan, P2 last, single soles. No complaints. The basic wing-tip (Budapester) works wonderfully well on their more modern lasts.
     
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