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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. Nik Telford

    Nik Telford Senior member

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    My last pair, back during the summer took 8 or 9 weeks so it definitely varies. I think they quote 7 weeks though so its tough to say when they will come exactly.
     
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  2. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    I placed an order Sept. 8th and he said 7 weeks too.
     
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  3. hmlarsson

    hmlarsson Well-Known Member

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    Gorgeous boots. [​IMG]
    Seems like there is more mottling effect then on my green museum calf.
    Looking forward to see more pics.
     
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  4. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Oh, hello, for some reason your tag didn't pop up in my Styleforum homepage. I found the boot model on some Vass sample photo online, I didn't know beforehand that it's actually shorter than most dressy boots today. It's a great help when trying to fight these on. I always go for natural welt tops with white stitching, a combination that was popular up until the 1950s or so in most shoes, even black ones. The undyed top brings some nice constrast, and best shows off the shoemaker's skill and finish (or lack thereof) with the white stitching. An all-black shoe is very dull, but give it some contrast and you've got something for the eyes to dwell in.
     
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  5. JSO1

    JSO1 Senior member

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    Incoming.

    Antic Cognac shell cordovan, P2 last:

    [​IMG]

    Antic Cognac calf OEII, U last:

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. peppercorn78

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    I think that detail looks terrific. As you say, it does give the shoe an interesting contrast that otherwise isn't there for an all black shoe. I've actually requested the exact same thing on my upcoming black balmoral boots from Vass. Worst case, I'll just paint it over with some black cream if I don't like the effect in person.

    Do you feel that this detail makes the boot more casual btw? I think it does, but those are just my two cents...
     
  8. TtownMD

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    Congrats JS01 :D
     
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  9. VRaivio

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    Hoodog, it does make a black pair somewhat more casual and it's not perhaps best for very formal occasions -- but hey, just like you typed, we can always get rid of it with some black cream. If we change our minds again, getting it back, though, would be tediously difficult.

    Just a few vintage undyed + white examples:

    http://metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/158745

    http://metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/158101

    http://metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/158749

    http://metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/158747
     
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  10. NAMOR

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    :evolve:
     
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  11. sacafotos

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    @JSO1

    Love that first galosh cap toe. Is Antique Cognac shell the same as cigar shell, and that's just Vass terminology? Love the shade of color. Congrats.
     
  12. JSO1

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    Thanks. Mr Kuti listed antic cognac and cigar as different shades. Cigar is darker and deeper brown, antic cognac has more reddish tones. Will take pictures in person when they arrive and compare with my other shells.
     
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    That would be very help full comparing all of the shell so I have a better idea which vass shell is much closer to your awesome Alden collection shell that you have.
     
  14. peppercorn78

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    Isn't antic cognac what horween calls dark cognac, and AE calls brown?
     
  15. Stigland

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    I couldn't fins this on here, so I figured I'd share the current price list which I got from Rezso today:



    Enjoy (Or slightly cringe at the slightly increased prices)!

    Edit: Nevermind the cringe, still the best value for your money as far as I'm concerned.
     
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  16. Ccw55

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    Thanks for the info, good to know :D
     
  17. JSO1

    JSO1 Senior member

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    Maybe. But I've seen photos of antic cognac that look much more reddish - more like mahogany shell, than dark cognac. It's so confusing, I don't even bother anymore.
     
  18. Trompe le Monde

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    Indeed they do exist, but in person at the shop I was also advised that the taps are best reserved for 2x soles
     
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  19. mebiuspower

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    Thanks. What was the old pricing?
     
  20. Trompe le Monde

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    1. ive had multiple boots from multiple brands, chukkas and otherwise, that ive been happier going down from 0.5 to 1.5 sizes. more relevant i have a pair of split toe boots from vass that fit better compared to oxfords on same last, going 0.5 size down...and these are full laceups, not just 2x eyelet chukkas. could ahve gone down 1.0 size still
     

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