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post #14161 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Gavinband View Post
 

Gents,

 

Going to ask one time before pulling the trigger again!

 

Split toe blucher, Oslo or Norweger. Anyone have thoughts? I quite like both in all honesty but only going for one and my other order will be OE II in green museum.

 

Opinions/thoughts all appreciated as always.


Limited info, but you threw the Osloer in the mix...go for it if you can use a boot and have other shoes to rotate with the OEII.

post #14162 of 20242

Gentlemen,

 

I am looking for some sizing advice and I hope that one of you esteemed chaps can oblige.

 

This is my first pair of Vass.

 

Alden Barrie-10E

Alden Plaza-10E

Alden Hampton-10E

Alden Aberdeen-10EE

Alden Grant-10EE (10E works ok, not ideal)

 

AE 1 Last-10E

AE 5 Last-10EE

AE 7 Last-10E

 

Carmina Rain-UK 9.5 (Not a good fit)

Carmina Detroit-UK 9.5 (Good fit)

 

C&J 325-US 10.5D

 

I am looking to order this boot in Antique Cognac Cordovan:

 

136_Nagy.jpg

 

Model 136

 

What Last do you suggest and what size.

 

I am thinking Vass "H" width in UK 9...

 

Please Advise.

 

Thanks!


Edited by Watchman1 - 3/6/15 at 5:51pm
post #14163 of 20242

^^^ In what respect are Rain and Detroit not a good fit / better but not ideal?

post #14164 of 20242

Sounds like you should stay away from the U last. it's a narrow fit, especially in the toe box. Vass uses the Euro sizing. My size is the same as yours (normal width) I take 43.5 in the F last and 44.5 in the U last (and it's still tight in the toes) Vass sizing is very tricky. I only have experience in the U and F last.

post #14165 of 20242
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
 

^^^ In what respect are Rain and Detroit not a good fit / better but not ideal?

 

I need a wider width for my Freddy Flintstone feet...

 

Here is the 35,000 ft view...

 

I lost 88 lbs and woke up one morning and my shoes did not fit.  :crazy:

 

That is how all this shoe fetishism started...:embar:

 

Anyway, I went from an 11EEE to a 10E 

 

Then last summer I started outdoor trail running and now I am a 10EE...:brick:

 

Carmina's are the bomb...It is just a lot of $$$ for special MTO in wide widths...

 

It puts me into Vass territory..

 

Actually, I edited my post above.

 

Detroit is one of the best fits I have for the record.

post #14166 of 20242

Have you considered P2?  It's sleeker than Barrie, but wider in a standard fitting than any of the Vass Italian lasts (K,U, F).

 

I've never seen that particular style of boot on P2, though.

 

If Detroit fits you well, a standard width P2 probably would as well.

 

This is P2 in a tall derby boot, just to give you an idea of the lines:

 

 

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post #14167 of 20242
Those are indeed exemplary my friend.

I was wanting a bal boot though.

In the mid brown cordovan.

What do you think about that 136 I have posted?
post #14168 of 20242

^^^ I wasn't suggesting the boot itself - just the last it is built on as one that might fit you comfortably.

 

The 136 model you have shown looks to be on the U last - like Jazzmenco, I don't think that would be a great fit for you based on what you have reported.

 

I like the design of the ankle boot very much though - in fact this variation below has been on my wish list forever:

 

 

 

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My general preference is to get a last that fits, rather than select one that doesn't and then go for a dramatically wide or narrow rendition to make up for it. I've not personally tried Vass shoes in wide / extra-wide fittings, so I can't make a recommendation based on experience there for you.

post #14169 of 20242

^^^Yes Sir.

 

Totally understand now.

 

I think that I have the ability to choose what last I would like that style to be made on.

 

What do you know about the "K" Last?

 

I may just go with a Carmina special MTO is this Vass MTO is too complicated.

 

In a bal boot on Rain I would take UK 9.5 EEE

post #14170 of 20242

That's a lot of Es. Basically 10EE Brannock? I'd still go wide or extra wide New Peter on an oxford boot (probably 43). It won't look anything like the standard width U last photo, but would still be nice. I'm sure the vendor you use will give the best advice. 

 

just saw your 9.5EEE Rain...maybe 43.5 wide P2

post #14171 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Shouldaville View Post
 

That's a lot of Es. Basically 10EE Brannock? I'd still go wide or extra wide New Peter on an oxford boot (probably 43). It won't look anything like the standard width U last photo, but would still be nice. I'm sure the vendor you use will give the best advice. 

 

That is correct.  10EE Brannock.

post #14172 of 20242
K has a very narrow toe box. Fuhgeddaboutit.
post #14173 of 20242

I was told that Vass offers "H" fittings in F, K, U, and S lasts.

 

I figured those were the ones I should choose from then.

 

Its always better for my to error on the side of a little bigger than smaller.

 

Notch is my vendor by the way.

 

It is my understanding that Vass offers "G" fittings in every last.

 

Does anyone know of a store in Chicago that carries Vass in several different lasts?

post #14174 of 20242

Now you guys see why I wear Alden's...yes they are clunky and chunky and a bit overpriced...but those things fit me sooo well....

post #14175 of 20242

well, there are the budapester lasts such as 3636, which is even chunkier than the P2 (lots of toebox height)- and I suspect you'd be a 43.5 G on the 3636 last. Whether they'll make a bal boot on it is unclear though. If you do get a go-ahead for the bal boot in a chunky last (P2 / 3636), I'd love to join! (might be bit of a punt aesthetically, but I'm ok with that!)

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