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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. arahat

    arahat Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Strictly speaking, worn out kangaroo.





    Forgive the immaturity, it's a Friday afternoon here in Australia.
     
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  2. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Maybe my next pair of Norwegers-- not that I have my own supplies of the stuff to send to Vass.
     
  3. FrankCowperwood

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    Norweger. That's some good thinking.
     
  4. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Those are terrific - congrats!
     
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    Congrats and very cool...landlocked counties can produce gunboats! I have one coming at some point, but without the goyser (although, the 360 welt compliments longwings perfectly).
     
  6. RogerP

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    Gorgeous as they are, am I the only one who thinks those aren't longwings? I thought a longwings wrapped all the way back around the heel without a break?
     
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    Deja vu?!
     
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    Agree.
     
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    are you guys referring to ironists mto burgundy longwings. are we looking at 2 different things? they look like longwings to me
     
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  10. mimo

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    In the original post, there are some derby brogues and some longwings, both derbies in shell on the shit-kicking 3636 I believe. Would be easy to miss one of them when skimming the thread. I had to go back and look for the wingtips I'd missed when reading the first time, perhaps Roger did the opposite.
     
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  11. RogerP

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    I'm referring to ironist's burgundy MTOs that aren't longwings. [​IMG] These are longwings:


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    These are not: [​IMG] Pardon the non-Vass content. The Vass boots posted by Greg earlier in the thread are longwings.
     
  12. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Mimo, as usual, is right. The first few pics that ironist quoted are shortwings - hence my confusion. The longwings show up as one continues to scroll - which I don't always do when viewing on my phone.
     
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    Oh lawdy lawd how confused I were right chyear
     
  14. Shouldaville

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    ^ You? I actually pulled up a photo of an Alden LWB, saw a strip of leather and thought "WTF, it doesn't go all the way either!?

    [​IMG]
     
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    i used to hate the budapest last.

    the more i see it the more i ponder the delight it might bring to me to own a pair for casual outfits.

    is something wrong with me?
     
  16. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Of course. But why worry?
     
  17. VRaivio

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    The Budapester last is wrongly accused of bulbousness and uglicity. When viewed from the height of + or - six foot, the walled toe looks nothing like the SF macro photos would have us presume. It's nice for high or hammer toes as well, though best reserved for leisure pairs for obvious reasons. This last kicks shit and muck while giving zero f├╝cks to Art History majors or other aesthetic types.

    ...and yes, the Vas Budapester last is much more modest than Dinkelacker monsters.
     
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    Not at all. It is a terrific and distinctive shape. Just give it a try. I think if you enjoy shoes that have character, be that a chiseled or tall toe or something else, you'll like them.
     
  19. RogerP

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    I don't hate the Budapest last. But it's not really for me. P2 is as far as I go down that road. For those that embrace that particular aesthetic, rock the heck out of them and don't worry about who it pleases beyond yourself.
     
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    I trust you will be pleasantly surprised with the budapester last (unless you are size 38 or so :)

    cheers,Al
     

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