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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. rc121

    rc121 Senior member

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  2. ThunderMarch

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    I have hardly worn the K lasted shoes yet but I think I might need inserts... Sigh
     
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    Ah thx you I got to take my out for spin now I wonder if I can use my shell boot with danite sole for winter or is that a Nono
     
  4. ThunderMarch

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    Generally we would try to keep shell cordovan away from rain / wet conditions.
    There isn't any winter in my country but I wouldn't wear them for winter / rainy seasons.
     
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    Thx any recommendation for bad weather boots like rain, snow & hail lol
     
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    Chamois, kudu, CXL are good. Not sure if Vass stocks those. Maybe a dedicated bad weather boot, like LL Bean. Not from a dress shoe company.
     
  7. ThunderMarch

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    I also think that generally, for wet weather, or rough weather conditions...
    I would make up a boot / derby shoe, in scotch grain, with commando or dainite soles, goyser stitch / norwegian / storm welt.
    Get a really chunky pair of ass kickers.
    I don't know about kudu, but CXL would be great I agree.
     
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    Thank you I guess I will just pick up some cheap boot
     
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    I picked up carmina for that Scotch grain NST Dainite sole & thx you. I will look into vass also
     
  10. watchidiot

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    @ThunderMarch I think we are both from Southeast Asia. I wear my shell even when it's raining. A good wet brushing at the end of the day in case it does get rained on. Our advantage is we don't get salt on our streets which is really what ruins leather.
     
  11. ThunderMarch

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    Aye, I believe we are both from SG in fact. I guess for me I'm just really particular about what I wear for wet weather.
    But thanks for your suggestion !
     
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    SG denizen here too. Haven't had much issue with my shells in rain. Just keep a brush at the office and you'll be fine
     
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    +1 - SG rain can be pretty intense but cordovan is a robust product and if you have cordovan uppers and a rubber sole (e.g. dainite) you'll have no problem with adverse weather. Just let them dry out slowly away from a heat source, use trees and make sure you store them somewhere with airflow so you don't get any mould growth.
     
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    I'm currently based out of Bn, and I've already given up predicting weather in this part of the world. I just try to make sure all my shoes are rubber soled or topied. To at least be ready for walking on wet pavement. Only those that are strictly formal are leather soles :)

    Im still happy we don't have salt on the streets.
     
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    Watchidiot & ThunderMarch I will be going to SG for a few weeks so definarely excited about that.
     
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    You'll definitely enjoy! Are you there for F1 night race?
     
  17. TtownMD

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    Holy crap how the heck did you know that? But yea & visiting few friends
     
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    With hotel rates that time of the year the only reason one would go to Sg is for the race. Or business. Or both.
     
  19. ThunderMarch

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    I hope you have fun.
    If you wish to try on my Enzo UK size 8, drop me a PM. You may also try on any shoe you wish.
     
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    Thank you sir you are very kind I will keep that in mind.
     

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