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post #14596 of 20248
The S last looks like a pair of Trickers? Sounds like I am set up for disappointment with my latest order already on the way. frown.gif
post #14597 of 20248
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The S last looks like a pair of Trickers? Sounds like I am set up for disappointment with my latest order already on the way. frown.gif


isn't S the one with the squared off toe? if similar it must be some less popular trickers last.

post #14598 of 20248
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

F last is extremely elegant in person, and has the best-fitting waist and heel of any shoe I've tried.

 

I echo this sentiment.

post #14599 of 20248
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Originally Posted by Patrick R View Post

I echo this sentiment.

As do I.
post #14600 of 20248
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isn't S the one with the squared off toe? if similar it must be some less popular trickers last.

S last is supposed to be a more elongated last square toe with a slightly lower instep and abit more width than the U last. It might look less sleek than the U last but going by the description, it seems like it would fit me better. If it is tricker-esque in shape, that would be real disappointing instead.

We'll know in due time as the order is already in progress to be made.
post #14601 of 20248
S-last

Edited by DonRaphael - 4/15/15 at 2:30am
post #14602 of 20248
Are those the same sizes? The difference is huge.
post #14603 of 20248

I was going to ask the same question.  I think I like the proportions of the S last, but really don't want a toebox any longer than the U already has (which, like the 348/58 borders on excessive).

post #14604 of 20248

The S-last is held lower down my arm, thus it appears longer much longer. I don't remember whether they were the same size or not, I took this picture at a trunk show last year. But if I'm not wrong, the S-last should be longer, or at least it appeared longer. I'm sure there're others in here that could weigh on that matter.

 

EDIT: I Think @mimo compared the S-last with a duck mouth/face

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Edited by DonRaphael - 4/15/15 at 2:30am
post #14605 of 20248
I didn't, but I don't especially like it, especially for a formal shoe.

It is a rather traditional English last, the toe is extended but no more than the U, the instep is less steep than the U and the toe wider.
post #14606 of 20248

Please forgive me, the shoes I posted above are both S-last, not U and S-last. I've edited my post accordingly.

Here's a picture taken from this thread (belongs to @Staffer18283):

L to R: Vass K (42), Carmina Simpson (8 UK), Vass U (42), G&G MH71 (8.5) and Vass S (42).

 

@mimo

Well, not a duck maybe, but I wasn't all wrong =)

post #14607 of 20248
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post
 

F last is extremely elegant in person, and has the best-fitting waist and heel of any shoe I've tried.  Rather similar to G&G in that regard, also JM Weston comes to mind.  But unlike either of those, hand-welted and finished to a perfect smoothness in the lining.  If you're a genuine 9.5, and only needed a touch more room in the ball on a standard E fit G&G, then take Reszo's advice and go 43.5 - the last should suit you well.

100% agree with what Mimo written about the fitting of the F last. Take 43.5 EU. -  Any issue with sizing and Reszo will rectify this.

post #14608 of 20248
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post
 

The S-last is held lower down my arm, thus it appears longer much longer. I don't remember whether they were the same size or not, I took this picture at a trunk show last year. But if I'm not wrong, the S-last should be longer, or at least it appeared longer. I'm sure there're others in here that could weigh on that matter.

 

EDIT: I Think @mimo compared the S-last with a duck mouth/face

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 


 

LOL!

 

But seriously, the S last is not a bad looking last. It looks better when worn somehow, compared to when unworn and sitting next to the other lasts. The pic seems to mess up its proportions. I still find the U the most perfect of the Vass lasts (others would say F I think). I just received a gorgeous split toe on the U last in dark cognac - a replica of the shoe another gentleman posted a few pages back.

 

My next Vass will be on the F, so I can complete the set of the 4 Italian themed lasts. Yipppeee!

post #14609 of 20248
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Originally Posted by Staffer18283 View Post
 


 

LOL!

 

But seriously, the S last is not a bad looking last. It looks better when worn somehow, compared to when unworn and sitting next to the other lasts. The pic seems to mess up its proportions. I still find the U the most perfect of the Vass lasts (others would say F I think). I just received a gorgeous split toe on the U last in dark cognac - a replica of the shoe another gentleman posted a few pages back.

 

My next Vass will be on the F, so I can complete the set of the 4 Italian themed lasts. Yipppeee!

 

Will you post a pic of that new U? 

post #14610 of 20248
Here's another S last for your reference

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Originally Posted by Staffer18283 View Post


 
LOL!

But seriously, the S last is not a bad looking last. It looks better when worn somehow, compared to when unworn and sitting next to the other lasts. The pic seems to mess up its proportions. I still find the U the most perfect of the Vass lasts (others would say F I think). I just received a gorgeous split toe on the U last in dark cognac - a replica of the shoe another gentleman posted a few pages back.

My next Vass will be on the F, so I can complete the set of the 4 Italian themed lasts. Yipppeee!
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