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A few pictures of my latest pair of Vass, Old english model, U-last, Single sole, Rubber toe taps. 

 

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A few pictures of my latest pair of Vass, Old english model, U-last, Single sole, Rubber toe taps. 












Looking just as good as it did on the shoegazing forum :-)
post #12019 of 20242
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Gentleman, apologies if I missed it, but is there a post that you could refer me to commenting on the difference between the Budapest model on the 3636 last and a Budapest model on the last of its namesake?

 

I refer to models 02 and 10 respectively of the catalogue; http://www.vass-cipo.hu/Eng/Modellek_01_Budapest/Modell_01_002_Kicsi.html

 

 

I'd welcome too any comment on your experience of size in either. As a point of reference on a US calibrated Brannock device I measure 9.5 D borderline E width, and tend to take a UK 8.5 wide to UK 9 regular in English shoes. The Budapest appeals due to the inflare, and both toe box height and breadth. Tapered, I cannot wear due to clumsy square feet.

 

Thanks.

I don't have direct experience of either last but I believe they're very similar in fit but the Buda last has the boxier squared off edges to the toebox. One thing of note is that Vass no longer make Budapest last shoes in Shell; if that's a consideration.

 

As to size; 42.5 or 43 but I'm sure someone else with more experience of the lasts will chime in.

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Haha, när jag väl sitter på SF/KSoE sitter jag på jobbet. Din blogg går inte att besöka via jobbdatorn av någon anledning.

Skälet till min fråga är för att jag har tagit del av motsägelsefulla budskap. Vissa menar på att man får göra smärre förändringar utan prispåslag, medan andra påstår annat. När jag beställde mina första par Vasskor för flera år sedan kunde jag göra mindre förändringar utan påslag om jag minns rätt. Då beställde jag via någon på detta forum.

Är väl medveten om att Vass kommer till showen. Jag har redan den inplanerad och kommer närvara då. Vill reda ut så mycket som möjligt innan dess så att jag eventuellt kan lägga en beställning på plats nämligen.

PS: ska bli bättre på att läsa din blogg biggrin.gif
DS.

 

I see, du är förlåten :) Hmm det där är lite störigt, har hört att vissa andra också haft problem med att komma in på bloggen ibland. Har du en uppdaterad webbläsare på jobbdatorn?

 

Det verkar lite rörigt med priserna faktiskt, jag fick veta att bara de som visas på hemsidan skulle vara RTW, resten MTO. Men det verkar de ha gått ifrån igen och nu är det som innan i princip, där bara större modifieringar innebär MTO, och så museum-läder också.

 

Kul att du kommer på trunken!

 

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Thank you Ozzy, good observation - on looking again I can see what you're referring to.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Chanklebury View Post
 

Gentleman, apologies if I missed it, but is there a post that you could refer me to commenting on the difference between the Budapest model on the 3636 last and a Budapest model on the last of its namesake?

 

I refer to models 02 and 10 respectively of the catalogue; http://www.vass-cipo.hu/Eng/Modellek_01_Budapest/Modell_01_002_Kicsi.html

 

 

I'd welcome too any comment on your experience of size in either. As a point of reference on a US calibrated Brannock device I measure 9.5 D borderline E width, and tend to take a UK 8.5 wide to UK 9 regular in English shoes. The Budapest appeals due to the inflare, and both toe box height and breadth. Tapered, I cannot wear due to clumsy square feet.

 

Thanks.

Not sure if it would work for you, but someone has a good deal on a new 43 Budapester with trees on eBay...check out the measurements. I don't know about 3636 comparisons, but the Budapester is about 5/8" shorter than F and P2 in size 43...however, it is about 1/4" wider.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380970379278?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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Wow, those are very nice. I had been looking for a light tan, but still! I wonder what the seller did with the box given they are stated as new. Could they have been a sample sale perhaps. 

 

edit - Is anyone who wears a Trickers 4444 - or perhaps a Loake Pennine? - able to post experience of sizing v the Budapest?

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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post
 

Not sure if it would work for you, but someone has a good deal on a new 43 Budapester with trees on eBay...check out the measurements. I don't know about 3636 comparisons, but the Budapester is about 5/8" shorter than F and P2 in size 43...however, it is about 1/4" wider.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/380970379278?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

A half size smaller and those would've been GONE!

 

It's strange; the guy quite often lists NWOB Vass. He has bags and trees but no boxes! Maybe they're walking out the back door!    :stirpot: 

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I just had a major revelation. I know probably every one realizes this but I didn't really appreciate it or understood why I liked the old english so much better than similar brogues. I think this is because of the way they hand cut the leather rather than have a machine cut it but there aren't any triangular edges when they sew the pieces of leather together. That's seriously amazing! I checked all the major brands and they all have the triangular edges (though better ones are minimized). I always thought the handmade part just made the construction and quality better but this is very visible. Seriously good stuff and makes it look so much more elegant. <3 vass.
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are you referring to the pinking? i agree OE is a signature vass
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pinking to my understanding takes slightly more work, not less work, than straight edges.
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Originally Posted by Ironist View Post

I just had a major revelation. I know probably every one realizes this but I didn't really appreciate it or understood why I liked the old english so much better than similar brogues. I think this is because of the way they hand cut the leather rather than have a machine cut it but there aren't any triangular edges when they sew the pieces of leather together. That's seriously amazing! I checked all the major brands and they all have the triangular edges (though better ones are minimized). I always thought the handmade part just made the construction and quality better but this is very visible. Seriously good stuff and makes it look so much more elegant. <3 vass.
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Pinking is just styling, you either choose to have it, or you don't. Has nothing to do with handmade or not, and for what it's worth many Goodyear welting RTW brands hand click their upper parts,just like Vass do. Pinking is often used with brogue pattern, but if you look at the plain cap toes etc of same makers who pink their brogues you see that they obviously isn't pinked.

That said, I definitely agree that brogues without pinking can look much cleaner, and do prefer that in many cases.
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I agree with the styling point, though: having the brogueing without the pinking (or "gimping", as I believe it's also known in shoe world) keeps the shoe just that little bit more smooth and formal.  The two do go together almost always, but taking that one element away somehow keeps the visual interest while making it less like a "country shoe".  Anyway, everybody knows that F last OEII is awesomeness.  It's just interesting to pick over this one detail of the "why". :)

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Looking just as good as it did on the shoegazing forum :-)

Thanks! Just spreading the love! 

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