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post #13726 of 20287
F is standard width for Vass (also Church, Cheaney, Grenson, Barker, Loake...). So I guess you mean G? Will post a pic when I'm back in my office.

Also, Cocks: U last toe isn't as narrow at the tip as Carmina Rain or Meermin Park. I like it, but it's too bold to be formal imho. F last is the winner for business shoes I would say.
post #13727 of 20287
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They're here, couldn't wait, 43.5 F last, perfect fit.
Jazz i see you there; whats the specs? ETA on MTO? More inspiration from you guys!!
post #13728 of 20287
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

F is standard width for Vass (also Church, Cheaney, Grenson, Barker, Loake...). So I guess you mean G? Will post a pic when I'm back in my office.

Also, Cocks: U last toe isn't as narrow at the tip as Carmina Rain or Meermin Park. I like it, but it's too bold to be formal imho. F last is the winner for business shoes I would say.
Would be very interested to see your "G" width U last shoes. Thanks Mimo!
post #13729 of 20287

 

Vass U last.  They were all supposed to be "G" width, but in reality, I think they only increased the width for the blue ones.  As you can see, they don't look much different - though the "goyser" welt on the centre and right does make them look wider.  I would caution that increasing the width did make the already generous instep quite high volume.  It's only a millimetre or two too much, but I'm thinking of popping in an extra bit of leather on the tongue.

 

 

 

 @Coxsackie : F last, 43.5, Old English II.  These I did MTO in oxblood.  Highly recommended for the style, the last and the colour too.

post #13730 of 20287
Wow!!:worship:
post #13731 of 20287

Everyone offering me this wise counsel in favour of the F last just firms my resolve to go for broke with the U last.

 

Even if I'm ultimately proven wrong, I'll never admit it.

post #13732 of 20287
^^^ Get what YOU like, my man - it's all down to subjective preference anyway. If you want a chiseled toe, U is the one. If you want an elegant rounded toe, F is the choice. One isn't better than the other, and they are quite similar but for the toe box. I have shoes on both lasts and love 'em both, but I have a lot more U than F.
post #13733 of 20287

U is more, er, "FU", than F.  But I think if anyone can carry that off, it's you.  Just one final comment - the U looks a lot more extended than F in real life.  But again, you're not the shy retiring type. :)

post #13734 of 20287
@Jazzmenco - those boots fill me with so much WANT.
post #13735 of 20287
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They're here, couldn't wait, 43.5 F last, perfect fit.
Jazz i see you there; whats the specs? ETA on MTO? More inspiration from you guys!!

 



I'm coming clean, I just purchased these from a fellow SF member. He did all the hard work. Why he decided not to keep them is beyond me but I'm glad ! ! ! !
I was worried about the fit since 44 U last is pretty snug on my feet but these 43.5 F last fit very nice, similar to my Carmina 9.5 Rain and Forest.
post #13736 of 20287
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@Jazzmenco - those boots fill me with so much WANT.

 



Thanks Roger, I thought about the purchase for a while, then I got lucky and made some sales, so what the hell!!
Glad nobody beat me to them.
post #13737 of 20287
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@Jazzmenco - those boots fill me with so much WANT.

 





Thanks Roger, I thought about the purchase for a while, then I got lucky and made some sales, so what the hell!!

Glad nobody beat me to them.

 



I had actually considered that exact pair, but unfortunately for me (fortunately for you!) they were a half size too big. That's a pretty special pair. Enjoy the heck out of them.
post #13738 of 20287
Jazz whats the boot details??
post #13739 of 20287
Vass whiskey shell cordovan austerity U-cap boot on double leather soles with inset metal toe taps. These were shaped on the F-last, size 43.5.
I got them from an SF member. He would have a better handle on MTO time.
I'll put the link to the original listing
http://www.styleforum.net/t/445218/sold-vass-whiskey-shell-cordovan-austerity-u-wing-high-boot-43-5-f-last
post #13740 of 20287
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Originally Posted by Jazzmenco View Post

Vass whiskey shell cordovan austerity U-cap boot on double leather soles with inset metal toe taps. These were shaped on the F-last, size 43.5.
I got them from an SF member. He would have a better handle on MTO time.
I'll put the link to the original listing
http://www.styleforum.net/t/445218/sold-vass-whiskey-shell-cordovan-austerity-u-wing-high-boot-43-5-f-last

Happy to see them being worn - and so well, no less! Build time was about 7 months, in the midst of the The Great Rare Shell Drought of 2014.

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