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

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

  1. pkiula

    pkiula Senior member

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    It seems a little hard to find pricing info from this forum.

    If I order directly from Vass, it seems to be Euro 430 per pair, Euro 20 extra for a shoetree pair, and Euro 100 or so for FedEx delivery (lesser for ground mail if needed). In all, this is about US$ 700 or so.

    Is this about right?
     
  2. Pezzaturra

    Pezzaturra Senior member

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    Portonoy needs to replace his VASS collection with the same exact shoes ,but this time with decent looking close-cut welt. That standart bumper-car welt is grotesque.
     
  3. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    APortonoy needs to replace his VASS collection with the same exact shoes ,but this time with decent looking close-cut welt. That standart bumper-car welt is grotesque.

    Then they would be Lobbs, Corthay or Aubercy, not Vass.

    There is room for all.
     
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    medtech_expat Senior member

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    Andrew - you're missing at least one pair from that family portrait. [​IMG]
     
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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Andrew - you're missing at least one pair from that family portrait. [​IMG]

    True that E! There's a bunch missing that I never have photographed, particularly in shell. I know I have a pair of the U last chukkas in suede too.
     
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    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Andrew, great stuff and I have to say that I have gone from loving to U last to now loving teh F Last. Not sure if that is progression or regression. I've gotten rid of all my U Last stuff except for a suede Chukka and and a shell Chukka, which I still may punt but the F last and, evenmoreso, the St. Crispins, are what are really speaking to me know. A bit less in your face, but very elegant lasts nonetheless.
     
  7. medtech_expat

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    Andrew, great stuff and I have to say that I have gone from loving to U last to now loving teh F Last. Not sure if that is progression or regression. I've gotten rid of all my U Last stuff except for a suede Chukka and and a shell Chukka, which I still may punt but the F last and, evenmoreso, the St. Crispins, are what are really speaking to me know. A bit less in your face, but very elegant lasts nonetheless.

    Ed, I've been going through the same evolution. Have sold off all my U last with the exception of an Italian Oxford (wearing today), although going strong with the F last. My favorite last at the moment is the St. Crispins chiseled (have a pair of tobacco chukkas). I'll need to plan for a few more of those for 2011 (a single monk, double-monk and another chukka).
     
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    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Andrew, great stuff and I have to say that I have gone from loving to U last to now loving teh F Last. Not sure if that is progression or regression. I've gotten rid of all my U Last stuff except for a suede Chukka and and a shell Chukka, which I still may punt but the F last and, evenmoreso, the St. Crispins, are what are really speaking to me know. A bit less in your face, but very elegant lasts nonetheless.

    Ed, I've been going through the same evolution. Have sold off all my U last with the exception of an Italian Oxford (wearing today), although going strong with the F last. My favorite last at the moment is the St. Crispins chiseled (have a pair of tobacco chukkas). I'll need to plan for a few more of those for 2011 (a single monk, double-monk and another chukka).

    Have to agree fellas. All my recent Vass purchases have been on the F last, which also fits me closest to a bespoke shoe of any.
     
  9. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    Have to agree fellas. All my recent Vass purchases have been on the F last, which also fits me closest to a bespoke shoe of any.

    Andrew,


    US8.5 = U-last 41.5 = F-last?
     
  10. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Andrew,


    US8.5 = U-last 41.5 = F-last?


    41 Monty.
     
  11. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Have to agree fellas. All my recent Vass purchases have been on the F last, which also fits me closest to a bespoke shoe of any.

    Yeah, it's a bit inevitable. I've even been purchasing the New Peter last for two pairs of upcoming boots.
     
  12. Pezzaturra

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    U-last and nothing else. F is ok, but lacks character it is sort of "chinless". However I can see St. Crispins attraction, as they have a very rare old-world aesthetic, as if they came from some 1920 catalogues.
     
  13. Philip1978

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    No... not yet - The ones here are usually not my size or I have been too late, or the ones on eBay are too boring or too much. Im anxiously waiting for my size to hit the sweet spot.

    Why not just buy them directly from Vass?
     
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    Have to agree fellas. All my recent Vass purchases have been on the F last, which also fits me closest to a bespoke shoe of any.

    F last for me all the way, and some P2 for casuals.
     
  15. pkiula

    pkiula Senior member

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    F last for me all the way, and some P2 for casuals.



    Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder. F-last makes me go "uncle". The U-last is much younger, sharper.
     

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