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Maiden voyage. @Torsion I don't notice any difference in fit between shell vs calf or even derby vs bal.

 

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Thanks! Looking forward to shipping yours out so you can post a photo and I can see what they look like on a pair of feet!
Me too!
post #14553 of 20221
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Maiden voyage. @Torsion
I don't notice any difference in fit between shell vs calf or even derby vs bal.


Nice stuff, and well-proportioned for you. Pity about my feet and the U last-- I did once try on a pair that were incredibly comfortable, until I tried walking and not feeling like a clown. If I'd needed to kill cockroaches, on the other hand, they would have been fantastically practical.
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Size 45.5. They don't look too point to you? Disproportionally long to you?

 

The U last does have a very extended toe.  I don't think yours looks any more crazy than any other.  I guess it depends on how your feet are in proportion to the rest of you.

 

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Anyone went their bespoke route?

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Does the MTM program include reshaping an existing last having to do with preference (i.e. making the toe of the F-last more chiseled or the other way around for the U-last) or does it only include fit adjustments?

 

How much they are prepared to modify a last will vary case by case, but I can confirm that as of this morning, they do "semi-bespoke" only, i.e. modifications to an existing last.  They are shoe makers, but not last makers.

 

MTOs on existing lasts are cheaper, of course.  Which reminds me: anyone here order an "Italian oxford" (model 66) with a brown suede facing, U last, in a size 38?  They look great!  And who ordered big saltwater croc wholecuts?  Now that's baller.

post #14555 of 20221

My poor U-cap took a beating this week. Two torrential downpours and I had to walk through inches of standing water after parking by a drain that backed up. Even with the goyser and double leather, I was surprised my feet remained dry.

 

Before and after some care... Bick 4 conditioner, Saphir bordeaux cream and Burgol neutral and black wax (forgot edge trim).


 

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Nvm.
Edited by plei89 - 4/11/15 at 1:44pm
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My poor U-cap took a beating this week. Two torrential downpours and I had to walk through inches of standing water after parking by a drain that backed up. Even with the goyser and double leather, I was surprised my feet remained dry.

 

Before and after some care... Bick 4 conditioner, Saphir bordeaux cream and Burgol neutral and black wax (forgot edge trim).


 

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Nice job on those Windsor which are infrecuently seen in this thread.  For me they are a great model of Vass´ signature.  P2 last? 

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Nice job on those Windsor which are infrecuently seen in this thread.  For me they are a great model of Vass´ signature.  P2 last? 


Thanks Zapa. Quite a few on here have this model. P2 from NMWA.

 

http://www.nomanwalksalone.com/index.php/oxblood-u-cap-budapester-derby.html

post #14559 of 20221

Personally I don't think the plum museum would go well with the bordeaux scothgrain. To me, it is like trying to match separates to look like a suit; not a good juxtaposition. You're much better off mixing it with bordeaux calf imo.

 

 

 

 

 

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I'm considering having the following model made in plum museum. Do you guys think bordeaux scotchgrain would look good on the cap or should the lace and tongue only be scotchgrain?
post #14560 of 20221
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I'm considering having the following model made in plum museum. Do you guys think bordeaux scotchgrain would look good on the cap or should the lace and tongue only be scotchgrain?

Plum museum + oxblood scotch grain would be awesome!

I think I've seen a makeup like yours on this thread, and it worked very well, but the post about 'suit separates' is totally on point, it could look a bit odd if the two materials are not in the right hue.
post #14561 of 20221

Does anyone knows for how long Vass´shoes stay in their last before inseaming?.

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Does anyone knows for how long Vass´shoes stay in their last before inseaming?.

I don't know the answer, but I'm curious as to know what the importance is behind the question?
post #14563 of 20221

As far as I know (I am not a shoemaker), the upper leather needs time to strech and adapt the to the shape of the last (think in the making of a wholecut) for a perfect fit.  As far as I know, most bespoke makers leave their uppers on the last for days or even weeks.  It is not a main issue to me, but I am just curious.

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As far as I know (I am not a shoemaker), the upper leather needs time to strech and adapt the to the shape of the last (think in the making of a wholecut) for a perfect fit.  As far as I know, most bespoke makers leave their uppers on the last for days or even weeks.  It is not a main issue to me, but I am just curious.

Hmm, ok; I never thought about it before but it makes sense. Does that generally mean that those left on the the lasts longer will retain their their shape longer/better (all other things being equal)?
post #14565 of 20221

Yes...even more, think about the insole  that needs time to get the shape of the last too in a HW shoe. Crasftmanship =  time.

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