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VASS: double or single sole?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jdbob, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. jdbob

    jdbob Senior member

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    There are tons of posts regarding Vass shoes lately. I'm certainly going to jump on the bandwagon with the next order from tom. It seems like most people are opting for the double sole. I'd never considered this before, I thought the heel was generally a bit high and the sole a bit thick looking. thought the Vass shoe porn thread is starting to sway me.

    Please contribute and shed light on why you have chosen either single or double sole. I'm curious to hear arguments both ways.
     


  2. Brian SD

    Brian SD Moderator

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    I went for double, but I prefer the way the chunkier Vass's look.
     


  3. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    I generally do a double sole that tapers to a single at the waist. I like how it looks and Vass does a terrific job on them.

    This can't be done, however, on models that are stitched aloft, and doesn't look good on loafers.


    - B
     


  4. GuidoWongolini

    GuidoWongolini Senior member

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    I generally do a double sole that tapers to a single at the waist. I like how it looks and Vass does a terrific job on them.
    This can't be done, however, on models that are stitched aloft, and doesn't look good on loafers.
    - B

    - same here, have look at the EXERENT pics I posted of my Vass in the Vass Pron Thread.
    - is Tom actually answering emails?
     


  5. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    i don't own any Vass yet, but have a similar product. most of my shoes have double soles, because i like the look and i prefer my shoes built solid and strong. on a random note: i am on the heavier side, so double soles for the daily routine is more or less a must.
     


  6. maomao1980

    maomao1980 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Full double for boots
    Double to single for dress shoes
    Single for loafers
     


  7. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    depends on the last/style of the shoe you want.

    If I got U last, I'd get single. For F, probably double to single taper. My 2 Budapesters are double and I don't think that is a debatable point.
     


  8. Lagavulin16

    Lagavulin16 Senior member

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    Double tapered to a single on all of mine, regardless of the Last.
     


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    Montesquieu Senior member

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    I have single on 6 pair of u- and f-last shoes and double on a pair of Budapesters and a pair of chukka boots. I'm short and thin, and I think the double throws the u-last off-balance on a smaller shoe size. When I talked to Eva about my choices, she concurred with this point of view.
     


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    von Rothbart Senior member

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    I order all of my Vass on HAF, double sole tapered to single around the beveled waist. For Goyser models, HAF is not an option so I just order double sole.
     


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    jdbob Senior member

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    i'm really digging all the pics of the shoes with the double sole tapering to single. Very elegant. I just find that the heel looks a bit tall.


    Anyone know when tom is organizing another order? I've emailed but no answer
     


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    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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