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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. badsha

    badsha Senior member

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    VASS Chukka in Oxblood U Last (42G). The fit is incredible, was an educated guess, but damn. Finishing is not as nice as G&G or AS, but decent. The calf skin feels thinner than my other shoes, i.e. G&G and even Carmina. Not sure why everyone says U Last is a very sharp toe box. The toebox looks very similar the G&G TG73.

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  2. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    You have a pair of U last in wide/G fitting and you ask why its not very sharp? [​IMG]
     


  3. Swede66

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    U-last look it's best in G fitting IMO
     


  4. badsha

    badsha Senior member

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    Agreed U Last is very nice. chogall I like it, but I saw a photo a while back where the U Last was sharper than G&G TG73, could have been F width.
     


  5. OzzyJones

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    Nyoo Shooz!
    OE U last.
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  6. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Congrats on the new additions, gents!
     


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    chogall -- thanks for that pic and your thoughts. i really like the gray in those JLs. very interesting shade.

    forgive me if this is an excessively n00bish question, but what exactly does "museum" mean? is it a particular tanning or dying process? i think i sort of assumed that it was unique to ilcea before i read about the bankruptcy and this new supplier. at any rate, i do know that i really enjoy the final product, ha
     


  8. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    Museum is the marketing term invented by John Lobb. At Ilcea it's named Radica. Just marketing terms.
     


  9. velomane

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    It's the mottled effect that their referring to, correct?
     


  10. Swede66

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    Yes
     


  11. gam29

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    I have a couple of pairs on the way as well. Looking forward to getting them.
     


  12. Ilovelobbs

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    I think "Marble" effect is another terminology used. If you had the pleasure of owning a pair of cream museum calf, then you'll know.

     
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    I have no idea why Vass ventured into these illusionary skins, they should have stuck with the basics.Never fond of these nor any form of antiquing makes it look so artificial.IMO
     


  14. BeSpiffington

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    ^^^ I agree with you about Vass sticking to the basics. In deference to Lazslo Vass he has to run a business, which means selling shoes. Have you seen some of the wild offerings from Maftei? Maybe it's cheaper to sell "antiqued" or "museum" calf leathers because your supply lines are shorter. Tanning high quality calf and shell cordovan takes time. Horween in Chicago takes 28 days to make their Chromexcel leather, and six months to properly tan shell cordovan. I'm not sure, but for me, keep it simple. ^^^
     


  15. sstomcat

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    You have hit the nail on the head.
     


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