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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. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    Oops, I thought you meant the lace too and figured you were just stirring the pot a bit after yesterday.
     
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  2. TtownMD

    TtownMD Senior member

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    Fed G. Unn thank you for posting those pics helped out a lots :slayer:
     
  3. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    :cheers:
     
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  4. HORNS

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    Yeah, that stitching doesn't bother me at all. These aren't shoes to be precious with.
     
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  5. Flyest

    Flyest New Member

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    Those chukkas really are gorgeous. I may have to invest in a second pair.

    I was a bit apprehensive about diving in at first investing over £450 on a pair of shoes from Vass/Ascot felt extremely risky for me.

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    In the end, as you can see i was not disappointed, a well made pair of Old English Oxford made on the F last in Gold Museum calf. The guys at Ascot were very patient in helping with my sizing and fitting. They asked a few simple questions, about my current collection ( Loakes, Barkers – sorry, not as high-end as some of the shoe extremists here) and sizing, and a couple
    of emails back and forth they nailed my sizing down to EU 41.5 (after asking me to go and get measured up in my local Church's). Eight weeks later, bingo! The fit was perfect, the only time I can recall I've bought a new shoe and they felt comfortable from the first wear.
    I was slightly was worried about their returns policy buying as being based in Hungary I thought it might be problematic, however I was told that their MTO success rate is about 97% - that is three pairs for every 100 and of them nearly all are to do with size issues which convinced me to take the plunge.

    Anyway sorry to sound like a shill, I am just new to SF!
     
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  6. LS7

    LS7 Senior member

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    I visited Budapest on my birthday weekend 7th/8th November and of course paid a visit to the Haris köz 6 store. I had a remote hope that I'd find something RTW to purchase, but there was a limited selection in my size, and none that interested me sufficiently on the day. Still it was a very enjoyable visit and I took the opportunity to try on the P2 last for the first time. Some pics:

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    Three shell cordovan derbies side-by-side. Rezsö informed me that the two on the left are Horween shell while the right-hand F last Budapest derby is a Whiskey shell from an Argentinian tannery, the first ever pair they've made from this shell. My pictures really don't do this shoe justice, it almost glowed.

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    I'm ordering this style in F last since the P2 really doesn't work for me. The colour will depend on shell availability, I just need to get back to Rezsö since they were expecting an incoming cordovan shipment just after I left Budapest.

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    The same style in a combination of three shell colours - cigar, saddle and whiskey (I think). These were in my size but I resisted as I prefer the pair above in a uniform shell colour all over.
     
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  7. NAMOR

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    from previous members pictures, i was wondering about those orange whiskey looking shell vass. thanks for the info.
     
  8. Zapasman

    Zapasman Senior member

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    I think this is the tannery, same one Meermin is still using?

    www.lisroyal.com
     
  9. NYDRH

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    Thanks for sharing, hope you enjoyed your time in Budapest. Interesting on the Argentine shell, will be curious to see how that develops.
     
  10. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    Welcome and congrats on your gold museum oxfords! I think I may have an almost identical pair, also on the F last.
    :cheers:

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  11. peppercorn78

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    Hmm, interesting. I haven't heard the best things about Meermin shell. Vass really can't source leather from Horween? Are the big boys like Alden, AE, CJ swallowing it all up? Or maybe they're just tired of not being able to get as much as they need.
     
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  12. TtownMD

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    So where do they source there shell from?
     
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  13. JSO1

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    Vass gets shell from Horween. I guess they're supplementing it a bit for the less-available colors.
     
  14. venividivicibj

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    Vass has had amazing customer service every time I've dealt with them. And you newer guys are lucky, because goddamn when it was wire transfers only, sucked.
     
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  15. sacafotos

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    @Fred G. Unn

    The Osloer split toe...is that calf with Italian polish? Or shell?

    What model is the Vass med brown Oxford? Which last?

    Cheers! Always loved Vass suede. So rich.
     
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    Bordeaux single monk on F last ready for their first day out.

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  17. andrel42

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    Inbound this week and perfect for the season :)
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  18. PeeCeeBee

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    Just received them this morning. Gold Museum in F last.
     
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  19. andrel42

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    Nice one @PeeCeeBee ! Love the gold museum !
     
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  20. PeeCeeBee

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    @andrel42 your high polished boots are great make up too.
     
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