The Ultimate Vass (Footwear) Thread (Pictures, reviews, sizing, etc...)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by luk-cha, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Thanks - that's Oxblood looking as bright as it ever will.
     


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    I see, I am planing to get a double monk, and was leaning towards bordeaux. Wasn't sure if it looked too bright though. Might have to go cordovan, or museum plum for that one :confused:
     
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  3. DonRaphael

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    Thanks. What about length? I imagine that K looks more "feminine" if it's narrower at the toe box, but with similar width around the rest of the foot and as long as U? Am I wrong?
     


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    RogerP Senior member

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    Well I don't think a narrower pic looks feminine, but that's subjective - you can form your own opinion on that score from the pic.
     


  5. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    What I have in mind since it's the narrowest last I've seen in person is Carmina's Simpson last, which is narrower at the toe box than the U last and is often refered to as "feminine" around the board by some members. Maybe the word "feminine" is the wrong way to describe it. Thanks for your input.
     


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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    The DM is fantastic and in oxblood to die for.

    I only have a couple of holes in my rota and DM is one of them , the other being loafer which I don't do.

    That has just about pushed me over the edge RogeP, I see no downside to them at all, I see only good :nodding:
     


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    Riot in F .
     


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    RogerP Senior member

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    Don, Simpson is narrow overall. K is standard width, but with a narrow toe box. This makes it look less delicate, if you will, than Simpson, but also makes the chiseled toe box more dramatic.
     


  9. DonRaphael

    DonRaphael Senior member

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    Thanks. I might purchase one pair in K-last to try. Thanks for the explanation.
     


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    RogerP Senior member

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    Thanks Cleav - Double monks will never dominate my rotation, but I'll always have one or two pairs. Maybe three. :) Jubei - Bordeaux isn't terribly bright, it just looks that way next to the deep red of Oxblood. It's a lovely shade in its own right. Red Cognac, now that's bright. [​IMG]
     


  11. Cleav

    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    @RogerP Ooh, they're v noice too. I was going to ask, but noticed I waffled on too much so stopped, what did you pair your DMs up with? I have c & j Monkton in suede so quite casual...
     


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    RogerP Senior member

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    @Cleav - I wear them with suits all the time. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    Cleav Senior member Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Nuff said RogP I'm done, I surrender. DMs elevated to top of list. Watch this space.

    More importantly, that's a great fit you got going on there :nodding:
     


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    An absolutely fantastic sartorial ensemble sir. Your DM's look great.
     


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    Agreed. @Rogerp's fit looks great. I always appreciate seeing shoes in a full fit context. Well done.
     


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