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

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

  1. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    Fishball...the allure of Whisky cordovan on the Norweger sounds nice but cordovan creases a lot...much to my distaste...stick with the Cognac
     


  2. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    nice shoes, i would have prefer a full GW esp on such a casual shoe, but they are still nice enjoy ;-)

    Luk-cha,

    When I ordered, in my mind was full GW, I never thought otherwise, so I didn't speak out "full", it end up this way. [​IMG]
     


  3. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Vass standard Goyser welt treatment does not go all the way around. Look at the catalog shots.
     


  4. Fishball

    Fishball Senior member

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    Kolecho,

    I know, I know, so I don't have any complaint, I know that is my own fault.
     


  5. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Luk-cha,

    When I ordered, in my mind was full GW, I never thought otherwise, so I didn't speak out "full", it end up this way. [​IMG]


    i have one of each also an alt wien with a semi GW and a full brogue with a full GW perhaps you should get one of each too[​IMG]
     


  6. walneal

    walneal Senior member

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    saving up for a pair of whole cut with full GW :-D
     


  7. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    Very Get Smart to me.

    I was thinking of something like that in the future. In bordeaux calf.
     


  8. vesses

    vesses Senior member

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    just ordered the London 3-eyelet in oxblood, if anybody has it would you mind posting pics?
    Pics of wholecuts in dark brown that came in the other day
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    bafield Senior member

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    PG, You've inspired me...I ordered a pair of these today.
     


  10. Pezzaturra

    Pezzaturra Senior member

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    PG, You've inspired me...I ordered a pair of these today.

    The question in my mind is: Does PG specify closer cut sole or is he going with a standard VASS protruding bumper-car sole? To me it looks like he choose a close-cut one, but I might be wrong. It is hard to tell from the pics.
     


  11. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Standard welt on PG's shoes. And you are right to imply this..... pics don't show the true beauty of these "bumper car" welts [​IMG]
     


  12. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Crossposting some largish Vass pics from other threads to add to the pron database:

    Double U last monk in whiskey with stitch cap; 3 eyelet U last London derby in cigar; single strap U last monk in whiskey with floating medallion; and split toe Peter last Norweger in cigar:

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    A shot of the cordovan in direct sun:

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    Vass Old English II, brown calf and brown scotch grain, double sole to single at the waist, F last:

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    - B
     


  13. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Love this combination!

    BTW, your Norwegians are on New Peter last, not Peter.
     


  14. Pezzaturra

    Pezzaturra Senior member

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    Standard welt on PG's shoes. And you are right to imply this..... pics don't show the true beauty of these "bumper car" welts [​IMG]

    I saw standard welt and was surprised and put-off by how large it looked.
    Does it look different on different size U-last shoes?
    I have a close cut U-last and it looks, from the pics, identical to PG's shoes.
    Again , from your experience does the welt shows more on larger sizes?
    Perhaps I should consider ordering a regular welt from now on, since it does look good on PG's pics.
     


  15. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    I have handled many pairs, and the welt never strike me as obnoxiously prominent even at large sizes (largest I have handled are size 45 plus), especially on a double tapering to single sole. It is, however, a different aesthetic from English shoes on single thickness soles.
     


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