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August 23, 2019

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London Sample Sale: Ascot Shoes x J.FitzPatrick Footwear

Our yearly London Sample Sale is about to happen this coming Wednesday. It is 4 days long this time and the details are as follows: Wed –  8am to 7pm Thu – 830am to 530pm Fri – 830am – 530pm Sat – 930am – 3pm Address: Mark Powell Bespoke, 2 Marshall St. Soho, London — W1F 9BA J.FitzPatrick Footwear to have around 200 pairs of shoes, with prices ranging at £100 – £250 Contact for […]

February 7, 2019

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Genius Photography by Ascot Shoes

I love clever photography for shoes. It is one of my passions, to be honest. And while things look simple from the outside, seeing a shot like this by Ascot Shoes of his Kaan models by Vass, actually coming up with the ideas and the ability to carry it out is not always as simple as it would appear. This one is clever in many ways. I feel that it is quite reminiscent of a […]

August 15, 2018

July 25, 2018

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Vass Returns to Classics – New Saddle Oxford Model

The iconic saddle oxford has made its way into the design books of Laszlo Vass shoes. And even more so, their version of what looks to be the ‘saddle buck oxford’ although I believe that they used suede instead of nubuck. Neither being here nor there on the suede vs. buck, it is good to see the saddle oxford being introduced into their line as I have always personally been a big fan of this […]

October 23, 2017

Vass Now Stocked in London – On Savile Row at the Cad & Dandy

  Those of you in London or who visit often will be pleased to know that VASS shoes are now officially stocked in the great city and at none other than on one of the greatest streets of all time, Savile Row. Although I like to make posts in my own words, I am a bit pressed for time today as I am attending to my trunk show in Los Angeles so will leave you […]

The London Super Trunk 2017 – The Results

As many of you may have read, I am soon moving to NYC. That being, I have been up to my eyeballs in sorting out my life here to have a seamless transition between countries. But what that means is that my time is quite limited for long blog posts and whatnot. Therefore, while I would have liked to make my own post about the London Super Trunk that Jesper and I put on, I […]

March 30, 2017

London Super Trunk Show — Brand Showcase #7 — Vass Shoes

Hungarian Shoemaker, Vass Shoes was founded in 1978 by Mr. László Vass. Even though the brand still keeps the old Austro/Hungarian shoemaking tradition close at heart they have managed to attract a wider customer base with more modern lasts and designs and quite a vast Made to Order program. This makes the range of shoes that Vass offers very impressive, and almost everyone can find models that they like (and I believe can even make […]

March 23, 2017

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Details Of A Gentleman, London Event – Jaunty Flaneur, Vass/Ascot Shoes, Masaru Okuyama and Much More

To All Londoners (or nearby residents) interested in events, the Jaunty Flaneur is back at it with a 2nd rendition of his Details of a Gentleman night this coming April 5th. There will be an array of brands showcasing their stuff, some of which are Vass shoes by Ascot Shoes and Japanese (Hong Kong based) Bespoke Shoemaker, Masaru Okuyama. Not only that but there shall be many more menswear brands, drinks and nibbles. From the […]

December 1, 2016

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Suede Wholecuts by VASS

I have always loved the idea of the suede wholecut, such as these beauties by Laszlo Vass. That combination between formal style and a more casual material blended together to make quite the ultimate shoe is something that has always fascinated me. You can’t go wrong really. When I look at this, I say to myself ‘there is nothing I could not wear this with.’ I mean, okay if we get technical you can’t put […]