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post #12841 of 20266
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Originally Posted by SoGent View Post


Thanks! I would never have known about Vass without you guys.
post #12842 of 20266
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Hi again, I have not received yet my first two pairs of Vass, and I am already thinking about next order in 2015. Is this madness or what!! (only a friend of mine here I can share it with, and of course you!!). No budget at all, but still on!!" src="http://files.styleforum.net/images/smilies/decisions.gif" />



 



 



I am sure I will go for RTW Double Monkstraps in Oxblood calf (RogerP and some others show me the masterpiece... thank you) in F most probably or P2 last, but before deciding myself It will be much apreciated if you could kindly answer me: 



 



a).-Will Vass charge me for HAF sole and toe metal tips on top of RTW?. 



b).-Any pics of a double sole in Double Monkstraps?. No one?



c).-Names of the diff models of buckles: rounded one (love it) / square /others.



d).-What do you think of the P/P2 lasts for the model compare to F last?.



e).-Any pic in P2 Double Monks?. No one?



 



Gracias to you all again for your inputs and comments.

 



I own but one example of the P2 and it is a tall boot. That said, my preference would be for the F last for a sleeker double monk. I prefer P2 for more casual styles of shoes.

I've not ordered through Vass directly, but since you are going that route, just ask them for a quote based on all the specs you want.
post #12843 of 20266

Gracias RogerP,

 

Once I get my first pairs I´ll contact Vass about prices for HAF+metal guards on top of RTW. I´m going to see first how are my P2 last in an OE Oxford (I wanted something sturdy) to figure out how would be the P2 last in the DMonks.  I´m pretty sure not good combo but wanted to see.

 

I am thinking to get either the DM in Oxblood calf (yours) or in Dark Brown Museum calf with a same colour belt. Both colours are amazing to me and hard to decide!!.

 

Gracias.

post #12844 of 20266
Well, shell cordovan is an original workwear boot material. Our fancy-ass office oxfords or dubmunks came a few decades later in history. It's one tough membrane but not really in best use in anything formal. Another option is to desensitise away from seeing water spots and dry patches.
post #12845 of 20266

Double sole Monks?

 

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P2 last Monks in Shell #8 ?

 

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post #12846 of 20266

Hey Guys,

 

Does Vass calf stretch much? I have a double monk vass in 41,5 in f last and it fits perfect, have another brouge wingtip on the u last in 42 and it squeezes my little toe! Should I resell it or hope for the best after break in?

post #12847 of 20266

I don't see a lot of stretch happening in the toe box.  U is known to be more confining in this regard than F.

post #12848 of 20266
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Originally Posted by stgrim View Post

Hey Guys,

Does Vass calf stretch much? I have a double monk vass in 41,5 in f last and it fits perfect, have another brouge wingtip on the u last in 42 and it squeezes my little toe! Should I resell it or hope for the best after break in?

The toe stiffener should not...probably does not...extend as far back as the little toe on most feet. So, all other things being equal, you can usually stretch the shoe in that area. A cobbler can do it with almost pinpoint accuracy and you won't have to endure the discomfort of breaking it in.

That said, if there is wingtip on the shoe, it can change the whole equation. If the edge of the wingtip is on or near the affected area it can cause pain and feel as if the toe is being squeezed even if there is adequate room inside the shoe. Again, the shoe can be stretched but because of the seam it is more difficult to see results in the short term.You may have to stretch it several times.
post #12849 of 20266
I had a similar problem with U last. Mine have broken in now to the point where they're pain free. It took 4-5 wears tho and they're cap toes so DW's point re wingtips is a consideration for you
post #12850 of 20266
R last scotch grain oxfords

post #12851 of 20266

That looks so much better than it sounded.  Nice work, FC.

post #12852 of 20266

Thinking of putting in an order for a pair of F last double monks in antic cognac scotchgrain with a double leather sole. I want a shoe that's a bit more country than what I have.

post #12853 of 20266
Recently had occasion to try on, and handle, an oxford on the P2.

Two Observations:
(1) for me personally, the P2 is much better suited for casual styles, and
(2) too much space in the toe box (vertically) and too wide at the ball.

Moral of the story: the P2 is not for me.
post #12854 of 20266
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Originally Posted by Nik Telford View Post

Thinking of putting in an order for a pair of F last double monks in antic cognac scotchgrain with a double leather sole. I want a shoe that's a bit more country than what I have.

Sounds like a very nice make-up.
post #12855 of 20266
What is the best way to order Vass in the US?
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