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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. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I actually prefer the somewhat more matte finish of unpolished shell so that works for me!

    it is ok for weekend shoes or in a more casual setting where you can get away with it but not ideal i find shoes that look like that a little scuffy
     


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    Can anyone ID all the specs for this shoe? color/last/style? Trying to figure out which two shoes to go with for my first order. I was going to go with an oxblood plain captoe (ulast) and maybe this one? any other suggestions would be appreciated [​IMG] way too many options [​IMG]
     


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    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Can anyone ID all the specs for this shoe? color/last/style? Trying to figure out which two shoes to go with for my first order. I was going to go with an oxblood plain captoe (ulast) and maybe this one? any other suggestions would be appreciated [​IMG] way too many options



    [​IMG]


    those are mine, so they are antique congac calf
     


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    Can anyone ID all the specs for this shoe? color/last/style? Trying to figure out which two shoes to go with for my first order. I was going to go with an oxblood plain captoe (ulast) and maybe this one? any other suggestions would be appreciated [​IMG] way too many options [​IMG]
    "Berkeley", antique cognac calf, F last.
     


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    those are mine, so they are antique congac calf

    The question is: do you still have them? [​IMG]
     


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    [​IMG]

    Banis what colour, leather and last please?
     


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    Banis what colour, leather and last please?
    It is P2 last in cognac shell.
     


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    Can anyone ID all the specs for this shoe? color/last/style? Trying to figure out which two shoes to go with for my first order. I was going to go with an oxblood plain captoe (ulast) and maybe this one? any other suggestions would be appreciated [​IMG] way too many options

    those are mine, so they are antique congac calf

    "Berkeley", antique cognac calf, F last.

    The question is: do you still have them? [​IMG]

    Actually, I believe I am the owner of said shoes. Love 'em too! Thanks again, Kolecho.
     


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    it is ok for weekend shoes or in a more casual setting where you can get away with it but not ideal i find shoes that look like that a little scuffy

    There's a time and a place for both styles! :^)
     


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    Banis what colour, leather and last please?
    Wow! Those are so nice. Definitely my next vass purchase
     


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    Another disappointment: the original Peter is ridiculously narrow for me. So if I try a Norweger from them it will have to be on one of the less-graceful lasts.

    i find the 3636 very graceful myself.

    If you can swing the time and plan to get a lot of shoes, a flight to Budapest would be a decent investment. While I wouldn't say that Vass is necessarily better or even as good as any other choice in every circumstance, if you find a last that fits you will save buckets of money compared to a wardrobe of bespoke or even Edward Green MTO. And you might run into an un-thought-of option that surprises you pleasantly. In any case, 15 minutes on the ground there could save several months of faxes, postage, fund transfers-- and disappointments.

    this.

    btw, how did your balint experience went.
     


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    The ladies in the shop suggested that I shouldn't bother. Which is a shame, because their oxfords are often most attractive.

    Another disappointment: the original Peter is ridiculously narrow for me. So if I try a Norweger from them it will have to be on one of the less-graceful lasts.

    If you can swing the time and plan to get a lot of shoes, a flight to Budapest would be a decent investment. While I wouldn't say that Vass is necessarily better or even as good as any other choice in every circumstance, if you find a last that fits you will save buckets of money compared to a wardrobe of bespoke or even Edward Green MTO. And you might run into an un-thought-of option that surprises you pleasantly. In any case, 15 minutes on the ground there could save several months of faxes, postage, fund transfers-- and disappointments.


    If I were someone who regularly traveled to Europe, I would certainly do this. I don't, so it will be hard to justify a trip from the left coast to Budapest just to try on shoes. (I don't even want to think what my wife would say.) In the meantime, I have to be in New York next week, so I think I'll see how the JL 8000 last fits in light of comments that its fit is identical to the U last.

    Did the ladies at the shop say why the F last wasn't worth trying on? Was it the instep or the width?
     


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    Still can't get over how nice those p2 norwegians are. If i hadn't pre-ordered an ungodly amount of alden shell recently, i'd so be getting those on this order [​IMG]
     


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