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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. Mr. Six

    Mr. Six Senior member

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    Incoming!

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  2. RogerP

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    Agreed. Those are perfect and classic Vass. Enjoy, Mr. Six!
     
  4. Mr. Six

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    Thanks! I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out. In particular, I asked for the (seemingly less common) rounded u-cap but wasn't sure what the charming result would be. They're about how I imagined them. I'm most interested to see how the gold museum looks in person, since photos vary quite a bit.
     
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  5. RogerP

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    So Ascot posted up some odd stock pairs on their Facebook page, and I couldn't resist these. Inbound shortly.

    Oxblood uppers and black grain shaft.

    F last.

    270 Norvegese

    Heavy lugged Vibram outsole.

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  6. Mr. Six

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    That's a combo I've considered myself, although probably as a OE II bal boot, rather than a Valway, and HAF. But then I don't have real winter. Enjoy!
     
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  7. SteveL91

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    Roger,

    Those are absolutely stunning!

    I had never checked Vass' FB page. I just looked and saw two pairs of boots calling my name: I need to work some more overtime because of this discovery... :D
     
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  8. Fred G. Unn

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    ... and I just went for this pair from Ascot's FB page:

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  9. RogerP

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    ^^^ That one of three pairs I'd have happily added. The K last red cognac derby boots being the third. Congrats my man. And cheers Mr. Six and Steve.
     
  10. Fred G. Unn

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    ... and thanks for the heads up to check his FB page!
     
  11. RogerP

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    Happy to share the joy. :)
     
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  12. SteveL91

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    I don't know if I should be thankful or cry: that antic cognac and suede pair was the one I wanted. I seriously need to consider a MTO for that pair.
     
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  13. Fred G. Unn

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    Sorry man! I had sort of been interested in a "Valway" for a while. That is almost exactly what I was thinking about for a MTO so it was easy to pull the trigger. I've broken a couple of speed hooks before (my own stupidity, but still ...) so I got eyelets on my last two Vass tall boot MTOs as well. This will be the sixteenth pair of Vass in my closet, gulp!
     
  14. SteveL91

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    No worries, I can't really afford them right now anyway. I do, however, need to email about a MTO. I've wanted something in antic cognac for a while, and this really fits the bill.

    Sixteen pairs of Vass?! Now THAT sounds like a helluva closet! I only have one pair that I picked up from Ascot during their big sale a month or two back; it's an austerity boot in cognac museum. Unfortunately, one of the laces snapped, so I haven't been able to wear them lately.
     
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    Shell? Fantastic
     
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    ^^^^^look like non shell if I am correct.
     
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  17. RogerP

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    So glad these are 44, or it'd be shut up and take my money time again. My MTO wish list is getting longer...

    @rnguy001 what size are you bro?


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  18. Fred G. Unn

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    Antic cognac calf, not shell. Still was a great deal! Hopefully will get here in a few days, DHL isn't giving a date yet.
     
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    ^ Thank goodness I'm a firm 43.5.

    ps - Love the Valways. I've been waiting all year to wear mine again ;)

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    *** Rant on ***

    Facking hate DHL. Only one worse is UPS.

    So just now I check online tracking and see an entry to the effect that "Duties have been assessed and the clearance process cannot be completed until duties are paid." That entry as of 2:06 pm, with nothing further.

    So why am I steaming? Because an hour and a half BEFORE that entry, I got an email notification from DHL that duties were owing, went to the website as directed to pay duties online, did so, got a receipt, and in my spectacular optimism, assumed that was all that was needed at my end.

    Except my package has been sitting all day awaiting payment of duties that were in fact paid IMMEDIATELY after receiving a request from DHL for payment.

    So I call them and they tell me well, our system didn't update. Say what? What kind of a facking electronic "system" still doesn't reflect a payment made 7 hours plus after the fact? The facking transatlantic flight didn't take as much time as they did to realize duties had been paid in full.

    Any apology? Nope.

    Facking hate DHL.

    Last time I filled out the online form TWICE authorizing the package to be left at the door, and they still left me no package, just a note saying nobody was home (D'uh, that's why I authorized you to leave it at the door, genius). [​IMG]

    ** rant off **
     
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