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Vass Shoes Ordered During 'A Sartorial Excellence'

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TimelessRider, Jun 7, 2005.

  1. TimelessRider

    TimelessRider Senior member

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    Antique Cognac Chukka boots - P2 last: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    TimelessRider Senior member

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    Theresianer boots in rough brown calf with Vibram sole - 3636 last: [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    naturlaut Senior member

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    Very nice. I also noticed the V-notch at the back of your chukka boots. Great detailing. Do enjoy them...
     
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    Indeed, lovely. See that you went with the toe cap. How is that working out for you?
     
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    caledoniasoul2 Well-Known Member

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    was vass measuring feet and taking orders at this event? If so I may hold out until the next nyc one. otherwise i have to go to europe.
     
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    naturlaut - Thanks for the comments. The V was a surprise for me but I'm liking it.

    drljva - I take it you mean the metal toe-taps? They are very nicely installed, perfectly flush with the sole, unlike my Edward Greens where the screws stick out a bit. It makes a different clicking noise only when going up and down stairs.

    caledonia - These shoes are ready made, and as far as I know Mr Vass is only available in Budapest.
     
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    Yeah, sorry: I meant to say "toe-taps". Looks like Vass did a great job on those. I'm very surprised to hear you say that you're not happy with the way the toe-taps came out on your EGs. I seem to recall one or two posters here saying that they were quite happy with the way EG had done this operation for them (and judging from the pictures that were posted at that time, it seemed -- to my eyes, anyway -- to look pretty good).
     
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    Didn't mean to say I wasn't happy with the way EG installed the toe-taps. The Vass taps were just installed better. On my one EG with metal taps, the metal piece is perfectly flush with the sole, but the screws stick out ever so slightly. This doesn't affect traction at all - it's just something you can see if you look closely. If you look at the image linked below, you may notice little bumps where the screws are. There are no such bumps on the Vass shoes. [​IMG]
     
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    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Darn you people who live near NYC. I have to wait on stupid ol' UPS.

    Good job on both pairs, BTW.
     
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    Pics are mandatory of course.
     
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    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As everyone may have gathered, the order from the Sartorial Excellence show has arrived. So contact Gabor for your shoes..
     
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    jcusey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Gabor's pics are probably better than mine, anyway. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Anyone have a Valium they can give me? Nice shoes.
     
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    jcusey, I love those Norwegian split-toe lace ups. Where can I get a pair? Does Vass mail order? How does one get fitted?
     
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    There are some eerie similarities between our selections. Great minds do indeed think alike. [​IMG]
     
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    TimelessRider Senior member

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    Since you're on the west coast, contact A. Harris who posted above. He represents Vass on the West Coast. If you plan on being in NYC, contact Gabor Halmos using the info at http://www.vass-shoes.com/contact.htm. They'll both be able to help you get your first pair.
     
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    Fashionslave Senior member

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    I have a pair of the Norwegian Split Toe laceups,in a Cordovan color and I love em. I especially love the way the insole is lined with a single piece of leather.No more rolling leather as you remove your foot.Great for rainy days,but I love mine so much,I wear my Aldens instead.
     
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    Gabor just hand delivered a pair of size 14 (48) Double Soled Reverse Welted Budapests. Shoes are spectacular, so nice I almost don't want to wear them as to not scratch the sole.

    Can't say enough about Gabor and his excellent customer service, I have purchased clothing from Andrew so I know he is just as personable. If you have not done so already I truly urge you to indulge in at least 1 pair of these truly amazing shoes from this pair of super nice guys.
     
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    TimelessRider :

    Those EG boots are beatifull... Are they RTW ?
     
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    Yes. The original thread is here.
     

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