It's so strange how personal preferences are getting changed. Not long ago I looked only on sleek shoes a la G&G, AS, many Italians. And now, starting with Vass, I starting to find round lasts very pretty))) I have my first Vass pair in F. And it is great in looks and in fit. And now, unexpectedly for me, I want to buy a pair of Alt Wien. So funny and strange for me)
Could someone share opinion on fitting of 3636 last in comparison to F? I have read that they are similar. But I wanted some more precision. I have a high instep and a little bit wide ball area. F last accommodated them perfectly. Does 3636 the same in instep and forefoot (with more toe space)?
And, question of style and practice. ...I usually avoided cognac calf as too light for being versatile (maybe wrong)....But now I like Alt wien in 3636 last especially in cognac calf. Gents, what do you wear with cognac calf? Grey? Navy also? I talk for suits mostly.
Will be interested to see the answers to this, I myself have moved from U to F to P2 (my current ideal fit) during my Vass journey and now am waiting my first pair of 3636. This has surprised me too. I was first drawn to the Vass by the U lasts and would never have thought a couple of years ago that I would find myself impatiently waiting for my Alt Wiens on the 3636 to arrive and owning nothing on U. Funny old world.
Me 3. F-last is extremely well balanced. I started out with purchasing multiple sleek looking shoes, but have started to prefer Vass' F-last. I still appreciate the sleek looking shoes that I have, U-last included, and will probably keep purchasing some, but as of lately I've found myself more drawn to the rounder lasts. I'm pretty sure my next Vass shoe will be an Old English II model on the F-lats in Oxblood. And the one after that a Old English Plain model on the F-last as well in brown museum calf.
I believe though, that this growing love for rounder lasts is a result of me trying to build a more classic wardrobe. I've moved from 7,75" --> 8,00" --> 8,25" leg openings, from flat front trousers to pleated ones, and to fuller jackets.