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post #16216 of 20274
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Originally Posted by Zapasman View Post
 

Pure Vass is Budapester and Alt Wien models. Vass aficionados should start with them first.

 

 

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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post

I love P2 but 3636 is too blobby for me. U, then F with a smattering of K rule for dress shoes for me. P2 is fabulous for almost any casual style.

 

 

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Originally Posted by stevefok View Post
 


I had a really hard time deciding between the P2 last Alt Wien and the F last OE semi brogue for my first Vass. Eventually, I chose the F last semi brogue and I am sure the Alt Wien will be my next...!!:slayer: 

 

I have not yet ventured into Vass territory but plan to so soon. I'm waiting on two pairs of EBs to come in that I'm hoping will help me figure out my best Vass size.

 

I'm thinking MTO Oesler boots on the P2 & austerity boots on the F last (or possibly R). 
 

I'm just afraid that even a wide F &/or R won't fit my feet!

 

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Originally Posted by CrimsonWave View Post
  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

This is a pair of Vass plum museum calf shoes in an adelaide design. I asked for double tapered to single soles, with flush metal toe taps. K last in the wide (G) fitting. This is perhaps my favourite last from any maker, Meccariello's Habu last being the other. I also fancy the Bestetti chiselled last but have never owned a pair of those myself.

I already have four pairs of shoes from Vass and I have always been immensely satisfied with the shoes I receive. Their turnaround time has also been very fast.

What is perhaps most impressive, however, is my fifth pair of shoes from Vass, which is already on its way to me. My order was placed on 3 July. I was informed on 5 August that they had been shipped to me! Evidently, in view of their upcoming summer vacation, Vass took the initiative to complete my order before they closed for their holidays. It is a pity that the same responsible work ethic is not shared by another shoemaker, who left an order that had been outstanding for half a year undone and then closed for vacation, even though my order with Vass was actually less pricey. I wish I had gone to Vass from the very beginning.

Special thanks are due to Mr Rezső Kuti, who has been an immense pleasure to deal with. I have already started thinking about my next order, which will probably be suede penny loafers in the K last biggrin.gif

 

Wow! Your pair didn't get shipped before they shut down?

post #16217 of 20274
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Originally Posted by RogerP View Post
 

 

There was a time when I was really craving a similar boot in navy.  But now I find I've gone off this "tweener" size - taller than a chukka, shorter than tall boot. I think I just prefer the aesthetics of a tall boot versus this medium-ish height offering, particularly in an oxford.  As a more casual derby I'd probably like it better.  Anyway, what I like need not have anything to do with what you like.

 

Lol. I must say your descriptive term of "tweener" size is extremely amusing.

I too, have a similar fetish for blue shoes. And I must say I'm still considering having one done up like that with Vass.

post #16218 of 20274
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Originally Posted by ThunderMarch View Post
 

 

Lol. I must say your descriptive term of "tweener" size is extremely amusing.

I too, have a similar fetish for blue shoes. And I must say I'm still considering having one done up like that with Vass.

 

Well like said, I was seriously contemplating the same not too long ago - so I won't criticize the choice. I've got two blue dress shoes and one pair of blue dress boots - so something blue casual will be next.  And something green.

post #16219 of 20274
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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post

@CrimsonWave, that is a beautiful pair of shoes! Would you mind taking a picture out in natural light? Also, if you have anything in oxblood a comparison shot would be golden. Wear in good health!

Thanks! Here are some photos that Vass sent me before they posted the shoes: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


A couple taken by a friend of mine: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

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Originally Posted by IGotId View Post

Wow! Your pair didn't get shipped before they shut down?

Vass sent me my shoes before they shut down, but I cannot say the same for another maker.
post #16220 of 20274
That second pair is very nice is that oxblood or plum?
post #16221 of 20274
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

Awesome. Burgundy shell?

Cheers!

 

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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post

Yea looks like burgundy shell but I could be wrong

Nope, cognac calf on 3636

post #16222 of 20274
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post

That second pair is very nice is that oxblood or plum?

All four pictures in my previous post are of the same pair of shoes, which are in plum museum calf.
Edited by CrimsonWave - 8/7/15 at 2:44am
post #16223 of 20274
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Originally Posted by CrimsonWave View Post

All four pictures in my previous post are of the same pair of shoes, which are in burgundy museum calf.
Got yea they are lovely enjoy them in good health biggrin.gif
post #16224 of 20274
How would yall describe the differences between lasts U, K, and S? Trying to decide on a last for my next project between a chisel toe (one of the above), or a round tie (F or R)
post #16225 of 20274
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

How would yall describe the differences between lasts U, K, and S? Trying to decide on a last for my next project between a chisel toe (one of the above), or a round tie (F or R)

S is the best
U is the next
C is still in the works
K is too sharp
post #16226 of 20274
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

S is the best
U is the next
C is still in the works
K is too sharp
Thanks, but I was hoping for a little more description about, say, instead and toe boxes and arches, etc

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Edit: I see what you did there.

Perhaps I'll just stick with lasts:

F
U
Peter

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post #16227 of 20274
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

How would yall describe the differences between lasts U, K, and S? Trying to decide on a last for my next project between a chisel toe (one of the above), or a round tie (F or R)

 



I have no experience with S. As I am given to understand that it is less accomodating in the instep area than the others, I shall avoid it like the plague.

As for the differences between U and K - first of all, U is a classic chiseled last - K is technically not chiseled at all, it is merely narrow. And the fit in the toe box is the primary difference between the two, with K being more confining. Definitely NOT the choice for those with chubby, widely-splayed toes. I have a wide-ish forefoot (and high instep) and wear K last comfortably throughout the working day. The lack of wiggle-room, however, makes it a poor choice to wear through the evening at an after-work event.

Besides the toe box, K is ever so slighty more roomy in the instep than U.

I have way more U in my rotation than K, but the latter rank among my absolute favorite pairs. It really makes a sleek and dramatic statement, IMO. Examples below.

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F is a great choice for a classic, but more understated shoe.
post #16228 of 20274
Omg my first, shell cordoven shoes came in all I got to,say is WOW
post #16229 of 20274
As soon as I get breather from my work I will post definitely know how you feel in those DM RogerP
Edited by TtownMD - 8/7/15 at 7:45am
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