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

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  1. Tobacco Man

    Tobacco Man Senior member

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    Some used numbers, and some that will be getting into rotation soon. All in F last.


    All shell lineup, L to R: Budapest Oxford saddle, Budapest Oxford dark brown, "Melton" whiskey, Old English Medallion saddle, "Asquith" bordeaux, "Berkeley" cigar
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    Great collection kolecho. Love the four captoes. [​IMG]
     
  2. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    kolecho - Those all look superb. Can't wait for my whiskey meltons! One question though: why no derbies? Do the oxfords just fit you much better?
    I am not fond of derbys in general, and specifically on F last. I like my derbys chunkier.
     
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    geoffmartin17 Senior member

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    I am not fond of derbys in general, and specifically on F last. I like my derbys chunkier.

    I was wondering how the f last would look with a penny loafer - that picture answered,

    SUPERB!
     
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    Slewfoot Senior member

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    I am not fond of derbys in general, and specifically on F last. I like my derbys chunkier.

    Gotcha. Interesting how the brogued cap toes almost trick you visually to thinking they are wider than the wingtips which appear more slender.
     
  5. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Gotcha. Interesting how the brogued cap toes almost trick you visually to thinking they are wider than the wingtips which appear more slender.

    my theory is coz of the caps on ze Vash's are quite short, thro my other thinking is - wooden last's
     
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    my theory is coz of the caps on ze Vash's are quite short, thro my other thinking is - wooden last's

    Could be. I imagine it's also a bit of a visual play where the horizontal captoe forces your eyes to follow that same line and more horizontal = a wider effect. That's the art history major in me coming out to say hi!
     
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    kolecho Senior member

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    I imagine it's also a bit of a visual play where the horizontal captoe forces your eyes to follow that same line and more horizontal = a wider effect. That's the art history major in me coming out to say hi!

    You are quite right re visual play. The wings break up the width of the uppers at the ball area. Makes the shoe appear narrower. FWIW, I think Vass cuts an awesome wingtip oxford, certainly one of the best I have seen in the RTW market.
     
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    You are quite right re visual play. The wings break up the width of the uppers at the ball area. Makes the shoe appear narrower. FWIW, I think Vass cuts an awesome wingtip oxford, certainly one of the best I have seen in the RTW market.

    Vass cuts an awesome everything. I just received two pairs of Edward Green MTO's this week and they were decidedly less exciting than my recent Vass boxes! Look forward to my upcoming Vass boxes next month! :^)
     
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    Gotcha. Interesting how the brogued cap toes almost trick you visually to thinking they are wider than the wingtips which appear more slender.

    true indeed!
     
  10. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Vass cuts an awesome everything. I just received two pairs of Edward Green MTO's this week and they were decidedly less exciting than my recent Vass boxes! Look forward to my upcoming Vass boxes next month! :^)

    lol, what EG's did you get?
     
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    Looking forward to my vass too, can't wait!

    edit: kolecho, did you size down .5 in your loafers?
     
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    lol, what EG's did you get?

    Just posted one in the shoe porn thread: Newmarket in Burnt Pine. The other is an Oundle in Edwardian, but there's some heel slippage on them so still at the office for carpeted test drives. They look great so hopefully they'll fit!
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just posted one in the shoe porn thread: Newmarket in Burnt Pine. The other is an Oundle in Edwardian, but there's some heel slippage on them so still at the office for carpeted test drives. They look great so hopefully they'll fit!

    but dont you like have that in suede so shouldn't it fit with out any issues, as suede fit looser i find?
     
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    but dont you like have that in suede so shouldn't it fit with out any issues, as suede fit looser i find?

    I do have the Newmarket in suede, but on the 202 in a 10.5/11 D. That pair fit a bit better right off the bat.

    What's odd though is that the Oundle has such heel slippage when normally the 888 10/10.5 fits like a glove. Ahhh...good ol' handmade shoe variance.
     
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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I do have the Newmarket in suede, but on the 202 in a 10.5/11 D. That pair fit a bit better right off the bat.

    What's odd though is that the Oundle has such heel slippage when normally the 888 10/10.5 fits like a glove. Ahhh...good ol' handmade shoe variance.


    more like joys of RTW and old wooden lasts[​IMG]
     

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