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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. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Something we don't see here often, F last penny loafer in dark brown shell. I wear them in the same size as my Vass oxfords and fit is very nice. (I tried downsizing a half size but it did not work). [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. Pliny

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    ^^^^^ beautiful ! all class
     
  3. fritzl

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    Vass - F last - black shell cordovan monks

    [​IMG]


    coolio david,

    reminds me of the "scheer" model i sold recently.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    I got some PMs regarding loafer sizing for Vass. Here's some sizing info that I can share with you. The guys who have U last loafers told me they downsized a half size for them to fit well (FYI these guys upsized a half size for their U last oxfords. For example, someone might wear F last 42.5, have U last oxfords in 43, and fit well in U last 42.5 loafers).

    For F last, I use the same size for oxfords and loafers. Hope that helps.
     
  5. P. Bateman

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    I need chukkas, what do we think of this combo? I'd be wearing with chinos or jeans, can't dress up more than that at my office. U last single sole style: "86 boot" bordeaux shell cordovan I want to make these my stompers and need something super versatile. I want shell and am not sure if bordeaux is too unique. Maybe black would be better? Does anyone have a listing of the shell colors Vass offers? This is the shoe as currently envisioned (pic from edmorel): [​IMG]
     
  6. P. Bateman

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    I got some PMs regarding loafer sizing for Vass. Here's some sizing info that I can share with you. The guys who have U last loafers told me they downsized a half size for them to fit well (FYI these guys upsized a half size for their U last oxfords. For example, someone might wear F last 42.5, have U last oxfords in 43, and fit well in U last 42.5 loafers).

    For F last, I use the same size for oxfords and loafers. Hope that helps.


    Interesting. I have the off-the-shelf Norwegger (Peter last I think) in 44 and found the 44 U last to be a bit more roomy. I'm not sure if to go 43.5 or stick with 44 in U last.
     
  7. fritzl

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    I need chukkas, what do we think of this combo?

    i cannot stand chukkas most of the time. vass has a variety of ankle boots, which are much nicer in my personal point of view.

    why a single sole for stompers?

    bordeaux is a wonderful colour and in my pow very versatile. actually, i expand my numbers in different shades.

    for jeans and denim i prefer half brogue derbies.
     
  8. Pliny

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    I need chukkas, what do we think of this combo? I'd be wearing with chinos or jeans, can't dress up more than that at my office.

    U last
    single sole
    style: "86 boot"
    bordeaux shell cordovan

    I want to make these my stompers and need something super versatile. I want shell and am not sure if bordeaux is too unique. Maybe black would be better? Does anyone have a listing of the shell colors Vass offers? This is the shoe as currently envisioned (pic from edmorel):


    PB there's an array of shell colours at #749 (page 50) and at #1201.

    It's not shell but for my $ the dark cognac - kind of a deep burgundy - is most versatile [​IMG]

    +1 on what upprcrust said in the shoe pron central thread - all shells blend into one colour with use - but I'd say the darker it is the more versatile .

    And re: sizing .. it's a boot so it's going to stretch by at least a half size pretty quickly - i've only just started to take this into account - a pair of P2s I got a year ago were so tight I just about gave up on them, but now they fit me like a glove, whereas some that fit perfectly a year ago are now laced up to the limit.

    Funny, I have a similar experience on P2 and U fit - I find the P2 as narrow if not narrower than the U last at the balls of my feet.

    Good luck - it'll be a stunner whatever
     
  9. Odd I/O

    Odd I/O Senior member

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    couple of 100 U$D IIRC i have just had 2 pairs returned to me

    Thanks luk-cha. So, about $300 USD per shoe? Does that include shipping both ways?
     
  10. quar

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    Thanks luk-cha. So, about $300 USD per shoe? Does that include shipping both ways?

    Surely it is not that much. That would approach the cost of a new pair.
     
  11. P. Bateman

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    why a single sole for stompers?

    I hadn't given this much thought. I think the single sole more elegant, but for chinos/jeans maybe the double is more appropriate? I understand the double is tougher, but that does translate into more comfortable? By stompers I mean my main get around town shoe.


    Thank you Pliny, those posts were very helpful. This photo on page 80

    [​IMG]

    with the bordeaux 2nd from the right makes me want it [​IMG]
     
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    I think the "Berkeley" in that picture (the EG-lookalike punch-cap oxford) in black would be my ideal CBD shoe. If money were no object, of course. [​IMG]
     
  13. fritzl

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    alright P.

    listen to pliny and you're done. he is one of the most experienced VASS "users" around.

    you cannot go wrong with your ideas. that's for sure.
     
  14. LanceW

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    IMO double sole is less comfortable before breakin and more comfortable after.
     
  15. Pliny

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    I got some PMs regarding loafer sizing for Vass. Here's some sizing info that I can share with you. The guys who have U last loafers told me they downsized a half size for them to fit well (FYI these guys upsized a half size for their U last oxfords. For example, someone might wear F last 42.5, have U last oxfords in 43, and fit well in U last 42.5 loafers).

    For F last, I use the same size for oxfords and loafers. Hope that helps.


    thanks! this is just what I wanted to know



    IMO double sole is less comfortable before breakin and more comfortable after.

    +1 double keeps shape better too
     
  16. P. Bateman

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    The order has been placed [​IMG] : 86 shoe Size: 43.5 U last Cordovan in bordeaux color Double sole In-sole metal toe tap Shoe trees Looking forward to contributing some porn in ~4 weeks.
     
  17. Slewfoot

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    This thread needs more photos. We all know recent Kolecho shipments have arrived.
     
  18. SpooPoker

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    This thread needs more photos. We all know recent Kolecho shipments have arrived.

    Give me just a few more days....
     
  19. mikevienna

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    Have any of the SF'ers based in Austria bought Vass shoes from this place in Vienna?
    http://www.abbaschuhe.at/abba.htm
    How is it for price compared to Vass' own store in Budapest? I imagine that the selection of models available in Vienna is somewhat limited.
     
  20. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    Have any of the SF'ers based in Austria bought Vass shoes from this place in Vienna?
    http://www.abbaschuhe.at/abba.htm
    How is it for price compared to Vass' own store in Budapest? I imagine that the selection of models available in Vienna is somewhat limited.


    i'm not sure, if they still carry vass on a regular basis. haven't seen any there recently.

    they had a big sale more than a year ago. i assume, they sold overstock models. regular prices were compareable to budapest. sales price was very good. iirc € 280,-
     

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