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post #14881 of 20218
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Originally Posted by gopherblue View Post

Regular GY welt.

 

You may want to check with B. Nelson.  Otherwise, you can always pack them up and send them to Budapest.

post #14882 of 20218
GY = Goodyear
I must of been mistaken, thinking that all Vass were hand welted.
post #14883 of 20218
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Originally Posted by Jorge View Post

GY = Goodyear
I must of been mistaken, thinking that all Vass were hand welted.

Correct.  I used GY vs Goyser to distinguish the two constructions.  Both are of course hand-welted at Vass - they don't own a Goodyear machine

post #14884 of 20218
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post

Correct.  I used GY vs Goyser to distinguish the two constructions.  Both are of course hand-welted at Vass - they don't own a Goodyear machine

Yes, good point. But that raises a good question: Given that they are hand-welted, is B Nelson even a good option? Has anyone had Vass shoes resoled at B Nelson?

My pair of Vass in question have a double sole, and the wear is really on the toe and the heel. So maybe I just have B Nelson put on toe taps and replace the half-rubber back part of the heel?
post #14885 of 20218

@Nick V. can confirm but I believe they can resole and hand-stitch the welt.  

 

Not sure that is needed in your case, based on where you're saying the wear is.

post #14886 of 20218
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Originally Posted by gopherblue View Post

Yes, good point. But that raises a good question: Given that they are hand-welted, is B Nelson even a good option? Has anyone had Vass shoes resoled at B Nelson?

My pair of Vass in question have a double sole, and the wear is really on the toe and the heel. So maybe I just have B Nelson put on toe taps and replace the half-rubber back part of the heel?

I have had them do exactly this (toe tap + heel on a double sole).  As long as enough of the toe is left for him to do the normal flush tap, it is a great solution.

post #14887 of 20218
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Originally Posted by hazwanazani View Post



F last London Chukka Antique Cognac Size 43.5

Are those three piece shoe trees? I thought they were not available for half sizes?
post #14888 of 20218
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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post


Are those three piece shoe trees? I thought they were not available for half sizes?

 

The standard (w the spring-shaft thing) vass trees are only available in full sizes, afaik. Dont know about 3 piece trees.

post #14889 of 20218
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Originally Posted by cakv View Post

Very quick n00b question:

Do any of you feel that some of the captoe models have a stubby toe cap like those on the PA/5th Ave from AE?

I have since begun buying Carmina shoes because I began to detest the small toe cap that come on many AE shoes. I want to venture into VASS as I have very hard-to-fit feet. Looking at some of the shoes on the first page, the toe caps seem unusually short for such long and elegant shoes. I think what I'm specifically referring to is the length of the toe cap in relation to the length of the vamp:
http://s165.photobucket.com/user/green-tea88/media/Vass/IMG_5539.jpg.html

The cap toe oxford in the pic linked above is an example of what I mean. It has 6 eyelets though, and may be the culprit?

This black one on the other hand has very aesthetically pleasing proportions: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Even this wingtip has a vamp that looks very long relative to the "wing-section" Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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Please let me know if you find this to be true and why it is made that way.

If I visit him to buy the custom versions, can I simply request that he made the toe-section longer?

I have a pair of Allen Edmonds Park Avenue and I don't find the cap to be that stubby. Their shoes are kind of stubby to begin with so an elongated cap would look kind of funny IMHO.

As to the difference between the two cap toe shoes you posted I think it's largely due to one being brogued (taking up more space) and the other being a stitched cap. And they're on the F last. I think a non-brogued cap top in the U or K last would serve you better.
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Vass can move the cap toe back if you like but this is something so nitpicky and personal that unless you're right on top of them in the design phase I'm not sure if you'll be happy. If you move it too far back the toe stiffener could end before the cap potentially allowing creases to form in front of the cap instead of behind it on the vamp. You may or may not find this aesthetically pleasing.
post #14890 of 20218
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Originally Posted by Odd I/O View Post

I have a pair of Allen Edmonds Park Avenue and I don't find the cap to be that stubby. Their shoes are kind of stubby to begin with so an elongated cap would look kind of funny IMHO.

As to the difference between the two cap toe shoes you posted I think it's largely due to one being brogued (taking up more space) and the other being a stitched cap. And they're on the F last. I think a non-brogued cap top in the U or K last would serve you better.
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Vass can move the cap toe back if you like but this is something so nitpicky and personal that unless you're right on top of them in the design phase I'm not sure if you'll be happy. If you move it too far back the toe stiffener could end before the cap potentially allowing creases to form in front of the cap instead of behind it on the vamp. You may or may not find this aesthetically pleasing.

I actually never saw AE shoes to be stubby, even when comparing them to carmina/Vass. I just think they aren't as elegant and tapered in their look.

I really like the look of the two semi-brogres on the right; the ones in the centre are too narrow in the toe. What last are they? I guess what I'm looking for is that the distance from the toe to the cap is at least half of the distance from the toe to the camp/throat.

When this the distance is less than half(as In the shoes I gave as examples), it makes the toes and foot look short as a whole
post #14891 of 20218
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Originally Posted by JayH View Post

Does anyone have pics of a chukka in f last antique cognac? Thinking of this for my next make up.

 

Search and you will find. ;) I actually posted a bunch of pictures of exactly this make up in this thread a few years back:

 

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Originally Posted by hoodog View Post
 

Vass London Chukkas, F-last, Antique Cognac, size 43.5.

Sourced from Notch (thanks again!)

 

I hope you enjoy the pictures!

 

 

MOAR pictures! (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #14892 of 20218
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Originally Posted by hoodog View Post
 

 

Search and you will find. ;) I actually posted a bunch of pictures of exactly this make up in this thread a few years back:

 

It was worth the bump for everyone to see. Those boots! :nodding:

post #14893 of 20218
Did you do the burnishing in those chukkas or did Vass?
post #14894 of 20218

Cool! I like it.

post #14895 of 20218
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Originally Posted by sleepyinsanfran View Post
 

 

The standard (w the spring-shaft thing) vass trees are only available in full sizes, afaik. Dont know about 3 piece trees.

Only full sizes. 

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