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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. Ironist

    Ironist Senior member

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    Thanks, don't worry... They won't fit you, 39.5 :D.


    Oxblood shell LWB.
     
  2. NAMOR

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    @ironist

    could you post a top down pic of your f last shoes upon arrival? curious of the profile shape
     
  3. Ironist

    Ironist Senior member

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    Oh don't worry, I plan to post photos of all my new vass shoes from multiple angles until you guys tell me to stop... Then i'll post some more :D.
     
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    oh nice. which last? btw they will also make a lwb boot. debated it for a while decided on a couple others :happy:
     
  5. Ironist

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    Same, F last. That LWB boot sounds awesome, you literally NEVER see those. I wish you did just so we could have an example :D. Someone needs to do this.
     
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  7. rydenfan

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    Scotch grain and a Goyser stitch...who is in?
     
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  8. NAMOR

    NAMOR Senior member

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    Trickers makes great looking lwb that they call "galosh boot"

    I like my green pair but a vass shell might be first of it's kind

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  9. Ironist

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    You mean a Brown Scotch Grain LWB boot with 360 goyser stitching? That would be pretty sick. If you got some sort of GMTO discount going I might be down lol. Would be like a C&J Islay with a modified design.

    I don't know if it's because the vibram soles are huge or the angle but the broguing on the side of those tricksters seems too low. Actually, now that I look at it it's probably the welt stitching. Regardless, LWB boot does look good.
     
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  10. rydenfan

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    Or burgundy scotch grain
     
  11. Ironist

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    You mean oxblood or bordeaux? I think oxblood would look better. Bordeaux scotch grain seems too dandy for that kind of boot.

    i.e. bordeaux
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    oxblood

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    They might actually be the same color though.
     
  12. SuitedDx

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    @Ironist... I have a feeling he'll be sporting a pretty hot new pair of footwear soon enough. :lurk:
     
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    I have a longwing boot from Vass on the P2 last. Had some problems with the soles, so they went back, but I can post some pics soon.
     
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    That would be great thanks!

    Anyone own a r lasted shoe? Don't see much of them
     
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    I am close to ordering one. I think it being slightly wider at the instep than P2 will be perfect for me
     
  16. mimo

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    Looking good. Disappointed in Epaulet's shoe knowledge, though!

    "RECRAFTING
    As Vass shoes are Goodyear welted, they can be easily resoled and recrafted by a competent cobbler. In this way, you easily can get many years of regular wear out of Vass's quality shoes. Which is important, as you are sure to grow very attached to them."
    They are of course hand-welted - not a big deal I suppose - but also in this particular case, with a "goyser" stitch similar to Norwegian welt, that would be extremely tricky for a mere "competent cobbler" to replicate.
    That's a good price, though. I'm tempted.
    I'm interested, though anyone interested in a shit-kicking pebble grain boot should check the Meermin thread FAST for an on-going GMTO that's about to issue and PM David. Not a LWB, but an awesome winter boot that presses some of the same buttons.

    But though I'm in that one, more is of course more, and I'd be interested in bordeaux too - the only colour in this family that Vass do in scotchgrain I think: I believe those are the same colour in different light, and not too dandy for me. But if this does get off the ground, then Vass are likely to offer an option on the leather e.g. bordeaux or antic cognac scotchgrain, or one scotchgrain one calf, or whatever. Sticking to the same last will be the main thing so that the pattern stays the same. Welt and sole options are easy to tailor individually.

    If three people say they're interested in the next 24 hours, I am happy to start this ball a-rolling if nobody else does.

    Yes please!
     
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  17. NAMOR

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    yeah that sounds right. my p2 shell boot was about 1/2 size big so i went with 44.5 in shell r last. ive already placed an order for a couple r -lasted boots

    in the meantime ascot shoes has 3 makeups on ebay on that last. i love that toe box :inlove:

    what are you looking to kop?
     
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  18. rydenfan

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    Me too! Will PM you and bounce some thoughts off you
     
  19. Odd I/O

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    Does anyone know if Vass offers a shearling or fur lining option for their boots? Winter will be here soon.
     
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    Apologies, Yes Bordeaux. I asked for their options and this is what they came back with. More red than the usual Burgundy.
     

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