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Thanks a lot for the input, guys. I'll stick with the 44.
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They beautiful! I can see a fellow Nordic man opting for the Dainite sole for our lovely slushy and snowvy streets filled with ice and that killer sand treatment :)

 

Did you go get them from the shop in Budapest or ordered some other way?

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Killer boots @Junior

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They beautiful! I can see a fellow Nordic man opting for the Dainite sole for our lovely slushy and snowvy streets filled with ice and that killer sand treatment :)

 

Did you go get them from the shop in Budapest or ordered some other way?

 

 Ordered via e-mail through Mr Kuti. He really is a pleasure to deal with.

 

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Killer boots @Junior

 

Thx :D @RogerP

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Just a novice question: what V are you guys talking about and where can I get "V for dummies" beginners course?
Some makers will try to build an oxford so that when you lace it up, the edges under the laces are perfectly parallel and touch lightly. That's a very custom look, as it's almost impossible to find RTW. Others will, to one degree or another, leave a little opening at the top so that when you lace up there is a "V" instead of a "ll". That allows for a little more control over the fit over the instep, and permits some stretching.
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Some makers will try to build an oxford so that when you lace it up, the edges under the laces are perfectly parallel and touch lightly. That's a very custom look, as it's almost impossible to find RTW. Others will, to one degree or another, leave a little opening at the top so that when you lace up there is a "V" instead of a "ll". That allows for a little more control over the fit over the instep, and permits some stretching.

OK got it. Thanks! That was a valuable piece of information which I never had before, appreciated.

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Some makers will try to build an oxford so that when you lace it up, the edges under the laces are perfectly parallel and touch lightly. That's a very custom look, as it's almost impossible to find RTW. Others will, to one degree or another, leave a little opening at the top so that when you lace up there is a "V" instead of a "ll". That allows for a little more control over the fit over the instep, and permits some stretching.

OK got it. Thanks! That was a valuable piece of information which I never had before, appreciated.

 

Here's an example of a pair of Vass doing their || thing:

 

 

 

Here's a pair of C&J doing their V thing:

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Why you gotta make my throat look bad?

That's the pair I'll be ordering.
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The V doesn't bother me at all. It sits under the hem and a shoe with a V will always be able to be laced tightly. A shoe without a V may not always. That said, the reality is, these Vass just fit me unbelievably well. 

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Here's an example of a pair of Vass doing their || thing:

 

 

 

Here's a pair of C&J doing their V thing:

Thanks for the pics! Gave me the perfect examples. 

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Some makers will try to build an oxford so that when you lace it up, the edges under the laces are perfectly parallel and touch lightly. That's a very custom look, as it's almost impossible to find RTW. Others will, to one degree or another, leave a little opening at the top so that when you lace up there is a "V" instead of a "ll". That allows for a little more control over the fit over the instep, and permits some stretching.

There should be a gap for closed laced shoes as bespoke shoemakers accounts for break-in. At least mine all did.

New closed lacing shoes should not have ll or closed completely. It will be too lose when worn.
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There should be a gap for closed laced shoes as bespoke shoemakers accounts for break-in. At least mine all did.

New closed lacing shoes should not have ll or closed completely. It will be too lose when worn.

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That's right...I like to see 3/8' -1/2" gap at the top of the facings when the shoe is new and laced snug. Take my word for it, unless they are made of stout stuff and heavily reinforced in the facings, they will stretch with time and wearing and eventually close up so close together that the laces will not be able to hold the foot securely in the shoe.
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All my VASS oxfords fit snug with the facings almost close in both calf and shell, has been this way from day one to this day after repeated wearings.
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S Last with some chiseled friends. My initially reaction when I saw its pics was that it was similar to TG73 / MH71. Now that I have it in person, it seems pretty different. It reminds me of a very specific last from another maker which I dont own - does anyone think it looks like the C&J 348?

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