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

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

  1. Art Vandelay

    Art Vandelay Well-Known Member

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    Question for those who have bought and sold Vass in B&S forum. If I buy pair of U last from Vass store or SF proxy, and the fit doesn't work out, how easy to unload at break even at B&S?
     
  2. rebel222

    rebel222 Senior member

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    Isn't the obvious answer that it depends on what you pay?
     
  3. Omega Man

    Omega Man Senior member

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    It depends on a lot of things: price, model, last, size and colour etc. You will probably get less (but not much less) than what you paid for. Members on this forum are quite picky and they are educated shoppers!
     
  4. NORE

    NORE Senior member

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    Isn't the obvious answer that it depends on what you pay?
    No. It depends on your size.
     
  5. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i find the 3636 very graceful myself.



    I think it could be a lot worse, but the Alt Wien pattern I got mine in tends to exaggerate the shortness and width. That could also be less of a problem in smaller sizes. I would guess that a Budapester or Norweger on 3636 would tend to be more elegant.


    btw, how did your balint experience went.

    Heilege scheisse! Lovely work (after these 13 months), and if I read the invoice correctly, Balint 2.0 will be less expensive now that they have a last in residence.
     
  6. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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

    sorry but those are mine;-)

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

    yes these are in limbo at the minute
     
  7. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    I think it could be a lot worse, but the Alt Wien pattern I got mine in tends to exaggerate the shortness and width. That could also be less of a problem in smaller sizes. I would guess that a Budapester or Norweger on 3636 would tend to be more elegant.
    actually, i don't own any vash, though i have quite a number made up in the alt wien pattern, which is my favorite style and a signature model of e.g. mr. kiss. a wingtip or a norweger more elegant on the 3636. not sure about that.
    Heilege scheisse! Lovely work (after these 13 months), and if I read the invoice correctly, Balint 2.0 will be less expensive now that they have a last in residence.
    that's wonderful. congratulations. wear them in good health.
     
  8. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    sorry but those are mine;-)

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    You and Flimsy crack me up.
     
  9. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    actually, i don't own any vash, though i have quite a number made up in the alt wien pattern, which is my favorite style and a signature model of e.g. mr. kiss.

    I do like the Alt Wien pattern in general. And I liked it enough in the 3636 to buy it. It's just that now that I have worn it for a bit, I find that the seam of the cap and the brogueing on the toe emphasize the least flattering or interesting parts of that last, at least as seen from above.

    Other more traditional Wieners (such as on the Vass Budapest, or on Koronya's modified Budapest last) have a little more vigor. And the more English-looking ones (e.g., several at Balint) are quite elegant. It's really the combination of this particular cut and last, combined perhaps with my shoe size, taste in trouser cuffs, and perspective from 6 feet up.
     
  10. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    alright, i really appreciate that you took your time for an expanded explanation of the characteristics.

    that's what at least is it for me what cuts the mustard.
     
  11. geoffmartin17

    geoffmartin17 Senior member

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    One of my new arrivals, in F last:

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    Not sure how i missed these, they look great with the pebble grain
     
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    Pliny Senior member

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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]

    +1 Great shoe Banis. I've got the same on order but in 6319 cognac . Similar colour. The Vass Norweger in P2 is unique and classic.
     
  13. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    My P2 PTB in antique cognac shell, and white Goyser.

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    Nice!
    It would have looked even better with the natural edgetrim.
     
  15. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    It has a rubber sole, best to do it as dark brown edge IMHO.
     

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