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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. MonteCarlo

    MonteCarlo Active Member

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    Vass' suede is some of the nicest I have ever seen. Very fine and dense to the touch and the mid brown is exceptionally rich in color. Here are some photos of my recent acquisition; Theresianer High Boot in Mid Brown Suede.

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  2. TtownMD

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    That's one beautiful boot bud enjoy them.
     
  3. Ironist

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    Most excellent!
     
  4. tifosi

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    Oh wow!
     
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  5. RogerP

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    Monte - awesome suede boots, dude.
     
  6. peppercorn78

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    Those suede boots are amazing! Does anyone have some examples of the red-brown suede IRL?
     
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    Those boots are insane. Love those.

    I have a single monk reddish brown suede on order.
     
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    Would somebody here post a side by side picture of some mid brown suede and red brown?
     
  10. TtownMD

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    + 1
     
  11. MonteCarlo

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    Cheers Guys, they should serve me well for many years to come.
    Big thanks to @arahat and his proxy service in getting these made up. Highly recommended - got them pretty much spot on.
     
  12. TheTukker

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    @montecarlo: great boots! Any difficulty in breaking those in?
     
  13. MonteCarlo

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    Thanks Tukker. Haven't had a chance to wear them too much but so far they feel great. They are still a little stiff but I find the higher instep of the K-last fits my feet really well. They are so much more comfortable straight out of the box than other dress shoes. I think I have just stumbled upon a lucky match for my feet with the K-last. I recommend it to anyone with a high instep and normal to narrow width feet.
     
  14. TtownMD

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    Can you tell us your usa & Euro size that you take on different last for vass shoes?
     
  15. MonteCarlo

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    Sure.
    The only Vass lasts I have tried are the U, F and K. In the U and F I am a 43 / UK9 / US10 and in the K last I prefer to size-up to 43.5 / UK9.5 / US10.5.
     
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    Wow! Even after seeing tons of suede boot pics on styleforum, those are just something else! A real combination of supremely fine suede material, construction, and photography :)

    'Mid-brown' really is the most understated colour name out there, there's nothing middling about it hehe.
     
  17. TtownMD

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    Thanks I am same size as you most US shoes size 10 & UK 9 I was looking at K last monk strap I guess I will try my luck with 43.5 bud thank you.
     
  18. MonteCarlo

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    No worries mate. I think I could probably get away with a 43 in the K-last if I was wearing very thin socks, but it would be a very close fit in the toe box. 43.5 is definitely the safer option. K-last dub monks are a good choice. I have been eyeing some up as well, especially after seeing the stunning oxblood pair RogerP posted a little while back.
     
  19. TtownMD

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    Haha you read my mind same double monk in oxblood they are sick. Do you know the cost you paid compare to USA or eBay prices etc.
     
  20. MonteCarlo

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    Awww Yeah those DB monks are awesome.

    I am in Australia so the horrible current AUD to USD rate pretty much rules out using eBay or any other third party vendor for me. I went through @arahat who charged me the same rate (or at least pretty damn close I think) as going directly through Vass. Not including Vat, prices were approx 510 EUR for boots and 450 EUR for shoes.
     

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