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post #12886 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Mr Checks View Post

Glad to see all the Vass love.

My P2 Budapests are still going strong, almost 10 years after I bought them from Gabor.

Pics?
post #12887 of 20242
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

Purely subjective preference, but I find the P2 vastly more appealing in terms of aesthetics.

Roger is right. The 3636 also has a very high (well, higher than P2) instep. P2 is an awesome last, their best if you have a wide-ish forefoot.

These are my old 3636:



post #12888 of 20242

P2 is an amazing last, no doubt. 

post #12889 of 20242
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post
 

Beautiful pair. Is this Ilcea's Gold Museum Calf? May I ask when the shoes were purchased?

Nope not from IIcea cause I rem that during May/June when I placed my orderv, vass is still sorting out the newly taken over ilcea. 

 

IIRC, it is from a italian tannery... Cheers!

post #12890 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Roguls View Post

Roger is right. The 3636 also has a very high (well, higher than P2) instep. P2 is an awesome last, their best if you have a wide-ish forefoot.

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All the same, I might try the wide-fitting version of F for some black shell oxfords. Foul winter weather and all that.
post #12891 of 20242

Will soon place my 2nd order, austerity brouged derby boots. Debating about wether or not I should size up from 39.5 (F-last) to 40 when ordering a U-lasted pair as well as which colour to choose; antique cognac calf or 6125 cognac. 

 

Any tips? 

post #12892 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Junior View Post
 

Will soon place my 2nd order, austerity brouged derby boots. Debating about wether or not I should size up from 39.5 (F-last) to 40 when ordering a U-lasted pair as well as which colour to choose; antique cognac calf or 6125 cognac. 

 

Any tips? 

 

I don't size up from F to U in shoes, but some do.  The main fit difference is in the toe box, where the chiseled U is more confining than the rounded F.  Someone with chubby and / or widely-spaced toes will likely need to size up.  As I have fairly slender toes, I wear the same size quite comfortably in both F and U.

 

Hopefully someone who has both a shoe and a boot on the U last will chime in as to whether the boot is built a little larger to begin with, or whether the fit is the same.  My only Vass boot is on P2.

 

I will say that particularly in a tall boot, when in doubt, err on the side of a 1/2 size big rather than a 1/2 size small.

 

Colour is down to your preference.

post #12893 of 20242

Many thanks Roger!

post #12894 of 20242
Anyone have experience with Vass putting a Topy (or other type of rubber) sole on their shoes? Having some new OEs made and wondered if this is a good idea to ask them to do it.
post #12895 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Webbo View Post

Anyone have experience with Vass putting a Topy (or other type of rubber) sole on their shoes? Having some new OEs made and wondered if this is a good idea to ask them to do it.

I don't have any experience with durability, but Vass can do it. 

 

And yes, before end times, midlife goth crisis, zombies, etc., I'm putting in one last order for a Vass black goyser boot. 

 

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post #12896 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Webbo View Post

Anyone have experience with Vass putting a Topy (or other type of rubber) sole on their shoes? Having some new OEs made and wondered if this is a good idea to ask them to do it.

I ask them to do it on all my shoes
post #12897 of 20242
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

I ask them to do it on all my shoes

He do they make the shoe look and how long do they last please? I'm worried they may peel off easily
post #12898 of 20242

A properly installed Topy doesn't make the shoe look any different unless you are walking on your hands or have your feet up on the desk.  Nobody is staring at the soles of your shoes in normal wear.

 

They do not peel off easily - or at all - if properly installed.  How long they wear is down to the same multiple variables for leather sole wear.

post #12899 of 20242
Alright, good news. Hopefully next month my MTO Norwegian boots in blue museum calf are ready and I can provide of whole load of pornographic images for SF's viewing pleasure. The New Peter last should fit the burly apron well and work with moleskins as well as suitings.

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post #12900 of 20242

^^^ Looking forward to the pics.

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