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

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

  1. geoffmartin17

    geoffmartin17 Senior member

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    Wow at that NST boot - just ordered one from alden otherwise i'd get the same. Really like those Bluchers though...
     
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    Nice boots they all look so stunning I can't even look for fear to get jealous and go buy one and later end up broke and homeless.
     
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    I don't get it. Most of the shoes on the pictures look like AE or some other generic brand on a bland, slightly rounded last. What is the attraction? Construction., and the fact that they might be hand-made?

    Save for U last and occasional apron stitch model the shoes are unremarkable imho.
     
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    I don't get it. Most of the shoes on the pictures look like AE or some other generic brand on a bland, slightly rounded last. What is the attraction? Construction., and the fact that they might be hand-made?

    Save for U last and occasional apron stitch model the shoes are unremarkable imho.


    To each his own, I guess. Though they are substantially nicer than anything from Yoox [​IMG]

    The construction is tough to beat in RTW shoes and impossible to beat for the price. I find both the F and U last to be quite remarkable and see why others enjoy the more traditional shapes.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Is this the first ever pic of the 5 eye London in F? Great idea to go suede, understated elegance. love the balance. Could be nice in cognac pebble too. I find I like the simple 'boring' classics more than bells and whistles, and this is plain and solid.
     
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    I don't get it. Most of the shoes on the pictures look like AE or some other generic brand on a bland, slightly rounded last. What is the attraction? Construction., and the fact that they are hand-made?


    Yes and yes.
     
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    Thanks guys! Glad you like them. I agree that the straight London derby really highlights the F last which was my exact intention.

    yooxaddict - I too wasn't enamored by Vass when I first saw photos. They grew on me a bit over time, but when you actually feel them in your hands you can immediately tell just how much of a step up they are from most manufacturers. They're just different enough from the English makers to make them unique while retaining classic qualities. Exciting is the word I usually use for Vass. Trust me that they're fantastic and I'm sure you'd feel the same if you saw them in real life.
     
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    I don't get it. Most of the shoes on the pictures look like AE or some other generic brand on a bland, slightly rounded last. What is the attraction? Construction., and the fact that they might be hand-made?

    you're pretty new to shoes?
     
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    New acquisition, which I'm bummed are too big. Also a couple of belts

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    While I know that that Vass offers antelope leather as an option, I don't think that I have ever seen a pair. Does anyone have any experience with Vass antelope leather shoes?
     
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    New acquisition, which I'm bummed are too big.

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    Austerity brogue on F last is my favorite combo, sorry to hear about fit issues.
     
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    Austerity brogue on F last is my favorite combo, sorry to hear about fit issues.

    Seriously. Those things rock.
     
  13. geoffmartin17

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    Yeah i just got the austerity brogue in suede and its amazing - contemplating getting another in shell

    An aside: I'm looking to get several more vass on the NEXT order...want to get some solid styles. What should i aim for? I'm thinking a cordovan norweger, perhaps a chukka...

    What else?
     
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    Yeah i just got the austerity brogue in suede and its amazing - contemplating getting another in shell

    An aside: I'm looking to get several more vass on the NEXT order...want to get some solid styles. What should i aim for? I'm thinking a cordovan norweger, perhaps a chukka...


    From my limited experience, Vass cordovans tend to fit 1/2 to a full size larger than their calf counterparts of identical size. I believe that David recently experienced this as well with his double-monks. YMMV.
     
  15. geoffmartin17

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    From my limited experience, Vass cordovans tend to fit 1/2 to a full size larger than their calf counterparts of identical size. I believe that David recently experienced this as well with his double-monks. YMMV.

    That complicates matters!
     

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