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Originally Posted by agedashidofu View Post


Lastly just a disclaimer here that I'm not an expert. These are all just general observations from the samples I've seen. I bet DWF / Chogall / Bengal stripe can give you a much more accurate expert opinion on the matter

You can't tell anything about quality from photos. Additionally, these are swatches. Swatches are taken from the margins of a hide...the best leather--the leather a maker would use in a pair of shoes--isn't going to get cut up for swatches.

IMO...personal preference... if a calf is to be used as a reverse suede, it almost must be "struck through." That means that the dye penetrates uniformly from the grain surface to the flesh (or vice-versa). Most leathers that are intended to be used grainside out are not struck through. That means that the dye is pretty superficial (little penetration) on the flesh (suede) side. A little brushing, with a suede brush, will often expose the "chrome blue" of the core.

Not ideal.

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I have seen variation b/w different batches from the same manufacturer.
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Vass F Last:

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Black only makes you appreciate the shape and finish

 

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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

F last! Fit is 5x better than the ucaps. I'm wearing both pairs with a thin vass insole. Im usually opposed to insoles but the double leather outsole plus extra insole has me hovering above the 6'3" mark
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It's not an exact copy, but pretty darn close.

 

 

It's certainly a great looking boot. I really like the lighter walnut color cordovan. Congrats!!!

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thanks 3d!
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Anyone purchase shoes in the S last yet? I'm curious to hear the feedback if the instep is indeed lower.
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I may find myself in Prague next month, but only for a few days. What's the fastest I could get to Budapest from there? Eurorail? RyanAir?

Also, Italy this spring, so hoping to visit AM smile.gif
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Originally Posted by DpprDr View Post

Anyone purchase shoes in the S last yet? I'm curious to hear the feedback if the instep is indeed lower.

I'm also surprised we haven't seen any yet!

Ballers, Vass aficionados of the forum, I beseach ye, take a punt! smile.gif
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I was of the impression they had not made every size last yet, might explain the delays.

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Originally Posted by sacafotos View Post

I may find myself in Prague next month, but only for a few days. What's the fastest I could get to Budapest from there? Eurorail? RyanAir?

Also, Italy this spring, so hoping to visit AM smile.gif

 

It will take about 7 hours by train, on the other hand I tried to check air tickets and they seems to be quiet expensive  ... . You can try Czech Airlines or Smart Wings for direct flight and may be some cheaper Lufthansa flight (you will have to go at first to Frankfurt or Munich switch the plane and then to Budapest.

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I traveled into Hungary when I was younger and knew nothing of shoes. Oh to go back now. We had actually just gone through Yugoslavia as it was falling apart, and I just remember the armed Hungarian Police/Military at the border checking us out more thoroughly than any other country. 

 

At one point in the trip I got suckered into a really niiiice Moroccan rug though :brick: 

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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post

Actually a complete mix...the high boot, chukka and shoe. Even more credit to Vass for the same fit on all three. I guess some variation is always expected with the hand welting, but after adjusting for the slightly larger shell fit, sizing has been pretty consistent for me.

How did you adjust to the larger shell fit? Order a half size down from your usual size in that particular last?
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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post


How did you adjust to the larger shell fit? Order a half size down from your usual size in that particular last?

Long answer, but for P2, I took the same size (43) in calf and shell, I just wear a thicker sock with shell. For the shoe, I could have probably gone 42.5 in shell with a thin sock, but I'm fine with a little extra room (especially on the boots). 

 

My F calf shoe in the same 43 size is a little snug. For a shell shoe or boot on F, I'll definitely stick with 43, but I may go up to 43.5 for a calf boot next time.

 

For U, I'd stick with 43.5 for calf and shell shoes/boots and use thicker socks if needed. I'd be afraid of losing a toe if I sized down on U.

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Help me out Vass experts. I wear a 9.5 Carmina in forest or rain last. How would this compare to Vass 43.5 F last?

I wear 9.5 in Lobb and 10 in Edward Greens. My width is normal. My US size is between 10.5 and 11 (10.75?)

Thanks 

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