Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

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

    Messages:
    1,630
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Location:
    vancouver/seattle
    Wow at that NST boot - just ordered one from alden otherwise i'd get the same. Really like those Bluchers though...
     


  2. Frank Davis

    Frank Davis Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2011
    Location:
    England London
    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.
     


  3. Yooxaddict73

    Yooxaddict73 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    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.
     


  4. nmprisons

    nmprisons Senior member

    Messages:
    1,158
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2008
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    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.
     


  5. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

    Messages:
    3,899
    Likes Received:
    8,141
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2009
    [​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.
     


  6. Guero

    Guero Senior member

    Messages:
    449
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2009
    Location:
    Houston, Texas
    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.
     


  7. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

    Messages:
    4,505
    Likes Received:
    557
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    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.
     


  8. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

    Messages:
    12,299
    Likes Received:
    201
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2006
    Location:
    Gmunden, Salzkammergut
    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?
     


  9. theyare

    theyare Senior member

    Messages:
    2,225
    Likes Received:
    31
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Location:
    91716049311
    New acquisition, which I'm bummed are too big. Also a couple of belts

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     


  10. brax

    brax Senior member

    Messages:
    719
    Likes Received:
    350
    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2008
    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?
     


  11. medtech_expat

    medtech_expat Senior member

    Messages:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    166
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Location:
    Paris & SF
    New acquisition, which I'm bummed are too big.

    [​IMG]


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


  12. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

    Messages:
    4,505
    Likes Received:
    557
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    Austerity brogue on F last is my favorite combo, sorry to hear about fit issues.

    Seriously. Those things rock.
     


  13. geoffmartin17

    geoffmartin17 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,630
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Location:
    vancouver/seattle
    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?
     


  14. medtech_expat

    medtech_expat Senior member

    Messages:
    1,019
    Likes Received:
    166
    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2006
    Location:
    Paris & SF
    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

    geoffmartin17 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,630
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    May 16, 2009
    Location:
    vancouver/seattle
    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!
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by